PMX Native & RME audio card: "Failed to init Direct

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PMX Native & RME audio card: "Failed to init Direct

Postby Daniel Kemper » Wed Jul 20, 2005 23:09


I just installed Pyramix Native, but when I try to start the software for the first time it says "Failed to init Direct Sound", then "Warning: Initialization error - Failed to init VS3" and finally "Some essential initialization has failed - Sorry, can´t continue...". After that Pyramix stops booting and closes itself.

My workstation uses an RME audio PCI card (Digi 96/8 PRO) with the current drivers installed. In the "VS3 Control Panel" the device appears properly as selected I/O device. Just for fun, I have tried to start Pyramix with a cheap Yamaha USB audio interface installed - and it worked.

Any help how to use the RME device would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
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Postby Donald S » Wed Aug 17, 2005 21:26


I had the same trouble with the VS3 at first. If the PC does not make contact with the interface that VS3 is set to, then it crashes. Also, the USB may be using a different driver. Anything marked "emulated" is an extra step that can cause trouble. I used WMD drivers and it worked well. I was using fireface, but the card should work just the same.

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