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How do I set up Steinberg's Cubase VST to work with the PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card?

Lucid Driver 1.06 with 3.X, 1.09 with 4.0
1. Disk cache set to lowest setting (i.e. 96k)
2. Virtual memory turned off.
3. The card should not be selected from the Sound Control Panel.
4. Place the PCI24 ASIO extension in the Extensions folder, which is in the System Folder.
5. Place the ASIO Lucid PCI24 in the ASIO Drivers folder, which is in your Cubase VST folder.
6. Shutdown and reboot the Mac.

Cubase Audio Setup Options:
1. Number of Channels set to 4 (to start).
2. Memory Per Channel set to 192kb.
3. Disk Block Buffer Size set to 64kb.
4. Select the Lucid PCI24 as the ASIO device.

What are the basic system requirements for the NB24 NuBus Computer I/O Card and PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card?

To successfully install a PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card in your computer, your system must be:

Power Macintosh with an available 7 inch PCI slot.
CPU speed greater than 75mhz for stereo applications and greater than 120 MHz for multi-track applications.
16Mb RAM (32MB recommended)
Mac OS 7.5.5, 7.6.1 or 8.0-8.1
Apple Sound Control Panel 8.0.3 or greater
System requirements for an NB24 NuBus Computer I/O Card are:

Macintosh with an available 7 inch NuBus slot
CPU speed greater than 20 MHz for stereo applications and greater than 50 MHz for multitrack applications
12Mb RAM (24MB recommended)
Mac OS 7.5x, 7.6.1 or 8.0
Sound control panel panel 8.0.3 or greater
Apple Sound Manager 3.1 or greater (for pre 7.5.2 Mac OS)

Which software is compatible with the PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card and NB24 NuBus Computer I/O Card?

As of November 25, 1998

The PCI24 supports the following software applications:

Peak from BIAS v1.0 – v2.0
SoundEdit 16 v2.01 – 2.07
Cubase VST (ASIO) v3.02 – v4.0
Deck II v2.2 – 2.5.1
Studio Vision / Vision DSP (ASIO) v4.1
The NB24 supports the following Macintosh applications:

Peak from Bias v1.0 – 1.6
Deck II v2.2 & 2.5.1 or SoundEdit 16 v2.0
OpcodeAudioShop and/or Studio Vision Pro v3.0 (stereo only)
Digidesign Session 2.0 and/or ProtoolsPowermix v3.2
Logic Audio v2.5

How do I backup and restore to DAT using Cubase VST?

Backup to DAT (Stream to DAT) Use S/PDIF only.

1. Place all files in a folder.
2. Start DAT recording.
3. Start backup process.
4. Stop when VST indicates backup is finished.

To restore from DAT (Stream from DAT) Use S/PDIF only.

1. Select folder as instructed by VST.
2. Start recording in VST.
3. Start DAT.
4. Stop when VST indicates all files transferred

Where is the Sound Control Panel in Mac OS 8.x?

With system 8.0 and up the Sound Control Panel can be found in the Apple Extras folder, rather than the Control Panels folder.

How do I set up Deck II to work with the NB24 NuBus Computer I/O Card or PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card?

Lucid Driver 1.06Lucid Driver 1.04 (NB), 1.06 (PCI)

1. Disk cache set to 32k (NB), 96K (PCI) in the memory control panel.
2. Virtual memory turned off.
3. Set Deck II preferred & Minimum memory to the suggested size.
4. Set the number of tracks to 4 (for starters).
5. Set memory per track to 192kb (NB), 512kb (PCI).
6. Make sure your using the Sound Control Panel (v8.0.3 or 8.0.5).

Where can I find Windows drivers for the PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card?

All known surviving Windows drivers for the PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card can be found below.

Note: These drivers were never tested or certified for use with any Windows version beyond 9x (Windows 95, 98, etc.). Windows NT type drivers (Windows NT, 2000, XP, etc.) were never developed, nor will they be.

PCI24 Driver for Windows 9x v1.02

Which Mac OS versions are compatible with the NB24 NuBus Computer I/O Card and PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card?

As of December 3, 1998

The PCI24 is supported using Mac Operating Systems:
7.5.5
7.6.1
8.0
8.1
The NB24 is supported using Mac Operating Systems:
7.5.1
7.5.3
7.5.5
Using an unsupported OS such as *Mac O/S 8.5 or beta OS may result in unpredictable results.

*The PCI24 & NB24 are not currently supported using Mac O/S 8.5 & above as of 12/03/98

Please refer to the documentation included with your digital audio software to determine the compatibility of your software.

Where can I find MAC drivers for the PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card?

All known surviving Mac OS drivers for the PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card can be found below.

Note: These drivers were never tested or certified for use with any Mac OS version beyond 8.5. Mac OS X drivers were never developed, nor will they be.

PCI24 Driver for Mac OS (<8.5) v1.06 – A

PCI24 Driver for Mac OS (<8.5) v1.08 – A

PCI24 Driver for Mac OS (<8.5) v1.09 – A

PCI24 Driver for Mac OS (<8.5) v1.09 – D

PCI24 Driver for Mac OS (<8.5) v1.08

PCI24 Driver for Mac OS (<8.5) v1.02c

PCI24 Driver for Mac OS (<8.5) v1.06 – S

Which PCI24 PCI Computer I/O Card driver do I use?

The PCI24 audio card needs a software interface or driver to communicate with your audio application. Applications such as Cubase VST use an ASIO interface in place of the Macintosh Sound Manager. ASIO (Audio Stream In/Out) is a VST software interface for input/output of digital audio via audio cards. Please refer to the documentation included with your digital audio software to determine the proper driver/software combination (i.e. ASIO, Sound Manager, etc.). Be sure to check the version of your application as some software developers are changing from the Sound Manager interface to ASIO. The following is a sample of Lucid drivers/extensions used with popular digital audio production applications. Go to the download area at the bottom of this section for a list of the latest available drivers.