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Old 12-14-2013, 01:18 PM
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Like many of you, my Fast Track Pro has been defunct since I upgraded to Mavericks. I fully comprehend that is my fault. Then Avid, who absconded the FTP from M-Audio, provides a driver that doesn't work regardless of application or use. There's no audio period. So, I call the good folks at Sweetwater support and after about two weeks, I get the following reply:

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I have verified that the Mavericks drivers for the Fast Track Pro are only for Pro Tools 11.0.3, and will not work within other applications.
Really? For real? Who makes a driver that works only with one app? There's no possibility one might want to use this for say, iTunes or Keynote? Or, God forbid, Logic? You live and you learn. I am finished with closed systems.

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Old 12-15-2013, 12:34 PM
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Really? For real? Who makes a driver that works only with one app? There's no possibility one might want to use this for say, iTunes or Keynote? Or, God forbid, Logic? You live and you learn. I am finished with closed systems.
Hey, that's how all of Digidesign/Avid's hardware used to be until just the last couple of years. The Original MBoxes and Digi 001s still won't work outside of of Protools 7.x or under. Perfectly good audio interfaces, have become door stops.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:17 PM
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Hey, that's how all of Digidesign/Avid's hardware used to be...
Yes, that's exactly why I purchased M-Audio instead of an MBOX. But now, the M-Audio might a well be an MBOX..
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:19 AM
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Who makes a driver that works only with one app? There's no possibility one might want to use this for say, iTunes or Keynote? Or, God forbid, Logic? You live and you learn. I am finished with closed systems.
Yes, I think I'm done also...
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:19 PM
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Strangely enough, after several installs of various drivers (1.8.1, 1.9.1, .1.9.2, 1.9.3, 1.9.4), I installed / uninstalled 1.8.1 again Sunday night, did the same with 1.9.4, and ran the installer for 1.9.4 again Monday morning and voila, the FTP is now working as a class compliant device... I had literally tried any and every suggestion on the internet regarding this...

Used it in our worship service tonight with no issues... go figure...
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Cache rotation finally caught up.

Mavericks upgrade over 10.8x?
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:49 AM
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Cache rotation finally caught up.

Mavericks upgrade over 10.8x?
Don't know about that. I had been manually deleting drivers, caches, preferences, receipts, refreshing RAM, etc., as well.

I installed over 10.7
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:36 AM
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Like many of you, my Fast Track Pro has been defunct since I upgraded to Mavericks. I fully comprehend that is my fault. Then Avid, who absconded the FTP from M-Audio, provides a driver that doesn't work regardless of application or use. There's no audio period. So, I call the good folks at Sweetwater support and after about two weeks, I get the following reply:



Really? For real? Who makes a driver that works only with one app? There's no possibility one might want to use this for say, iTunes or Keynote? Or, God forbid, Logic? You live and you learn. I am finished with closed systems.

In times such as this these words seem especially poignant:



USA! USA! USA! USA! (in honor of OSU mirror lake jumpers)
WAY off topic.. You in Columbus??
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No, Cincinnatus...
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No, Cincinnatus...
Gotcha, Not many would get the mirror lake jumpers reference, so figured you were somewhere around there. Cbus is my home stomping ground
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