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ToonTrack Frustration


Today is my sixth wedding anniversary. I don't know what Hallmark says you are supposed to give for the sixth year - but Eric and I exchanged musical gifts.

I bought him a very nice guitar - and he gave me some software called ToonTrack EZ Drummer. It's like a drum machine on your computer where you make loops and keep time. The theory is that I could learn to play my bass faster with the drum machine. Plus, I'm a little obsessed with drum kits, but I digress.

Anyway, I get this ToonTrack software and Eric installs it - and now the darn thing doesn't work! The sales representative told us ToonTrack works as a stand alone program - no ProTools required. I get an eternal error message "failed to load audio driver." Yes, I have a PC. Yes, I'm running Vista.

I'm desperate for help because I want to play my drums - and also because the software is screwing up my computer in general and caused a meltdown with the program I bought to help me with interviews.

If I can get my computer working normal again, tomorrow you'll be enjoying an interview with DJ Ashba. Otherwise, I'm going to put my laptop in the middle of the road and back over it a few times with my car. Oh yeah, it's been that frustrating.


Reader Comments (8)

I would try either going back to XP-SP3 or switching to a Mac. XP 64 bit might help too. I have much more hair now than I did a year ago! :P

Good luck!
December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissy
sucks...I would love to have a drum machine myself, but now you're making me feel a little wary.

please don't hurt your computer, though!! I'm really lookin' forward to that interview with DJ! :)
December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n
I would recommend XP SP2. Of course, if you got a Mac version in the box, I ALWAYS recommend a Mac first. Vista is crap. do they say it works with Vista ? Stupid question, you have sound working on this notebook, it has an audio driver ? Did you try updating the audio driver ?

XP-SP3 is crap, I would avoid it, esp if you have an AMD processor. I would also stay well clear of the 64 bit XP, even if you have a 64 bit processor. It's just harder to find drivers and you will generally find that most of your software will run in 32 bit compatibility mode anyhow. As the issue seems driver related, 64 bit is more likely to make it worse.
December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
officially for the sixth year in marriage you can go one of four ways,
American- Iron
Britain- Sugar
Modern- Wood
Allyson- guiatarrr
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Sorry to hear this. I made the switch to Macs last spring.
All -

I downloaded an ASIO plug-in, and this fixed the crisis.

December 8, 2008 | Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford
What plug in did you download/ where can I get it! I'm having the same problem. Thanks!
December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAZ
December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAZ

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