Windows 10 drivers for MultiMix 8 USB 2.0

I upgraded to Windows 10. I have current Alesis drivers for my MultiMix 8 USB 2 running into Cubase 5 (old but still prefered) This was all working fine under Windows 7.

I am now getting pops / dropouts and 'stuttering' when recording. An exported audio mix shows minimal pops/crackle but they are still there.

I have tried all settings of latency but has no effect. I have turned off as many windows processes as I can. I have switched off WiFi and all anti virus progs.

Any ideas?
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for the post. I'd like to help! Yes, these symptoms that you're describing are mainly due to latency. Every recording program has an options, settings or preferences page where the user can adjust the buffer size. Buffer size governs the amount of time the computer is given to respond to requests (for audio processing in this case). The larger the buffer size, the more time the computer has to respond. Large buffer sizes allow the computer to handle more work without choking. This prevents pops, clicks, chattering and skipping caused by an overloaded processor, but at the cost of higher latency. Smaller buffer sizes reduce the overall amount of work the computer can handle, but it can do so with lower latency. Latency refers to the time it takes the computer to respond to input. If latency is high, signals routed into the computer and back out to speakers or headphones may be audibly delayed.

    Refer to this helpful article here regarding how to optimizing your system, improve performance, and manage latency.

    Lastly, please log onto the product page to the download and install your Windows 10 driver.
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  • Hi, another multimix 8 usb2.0 user here. I am also wanting to upgrade my laptop to win10... Is there a new driver yet? Also wondering why the multimix usb 2.0 is no longer available? Just the multimix usb (16bit only??) This seems like a step backwards. Have emailed and gotten no reply?.. Should I stay with alesis in the future?
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  • Hi, I have an old Multimix 8 usb that was working fine until along came Win10. Now it won't record correctly at all. Please give us some help. Do we need to start looking for other equipment that supports win10?
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    • Hi, a problem I have found is; the product page doesn't have an option for the multimix usb 2.0. There is no way to navigate to the multimix 2.0 via the alesis "products" options, only via "legacy" items, where no win 10 driver is listed in the downloads. Has anyone else tried what I'm saying?
    • Hello, Kune. I would like to know what finally happened, because I have precisely the same problem.
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  • I’m disappointed
    I've just acquired one of the last USB2.0 MM8s. Using Win10/64 with a rather meagre 7 GB motherboard RAM, I'm getting the symptoms of 'buffer underrun' - giving rise to initial clicks - closely followed by increasing wider-band breakup - until the audio is almost completely obscured. I've max-ed ASIO buffer sizes to 1024, but the system only works reliably on 16-bit 44.1 kHz stereo. If I set to 24-bit 96 kHz then the apparent buffer underrun wrecks the playback audio stream within a few seconds. Using 16-bit at 96 kHz integrity holds-up a bit longer before failing the same way. Using 88.2 kHz - longer still. I'm using the 2.9.64 Alesis driver and get the same results with ASIO4ALL and the Alesis ASIO interface. How can I make use of the MM8 USB2 at anywhere near itspublished spec?
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  • preciso do drive da MultiMix8 Usb 2.0 para instalar em meu computador com sistema Windows 10
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