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PCI-822
User's Guide
User's Guide
PCI-822 is a trademark of TASCAM Professional Division, TEAC America, Inc.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the
property of their respective holders.
Copyright © 2000, TASCAM Professional Division, TEAC America, Inc.
7733 Telegraph Road · Montebello, CA 90640 · 323-726-0303
All Rights Reserved


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Contents
Introduction .................................................. 1
PCI-822 Overview........................................ 1
Technical Support ....................................... 2
Connectors and Cables ............................... 3
Windows Installation .................................... 5
MIDI Limitation (for Windows 95 only) .......... 5
Installing in Windows 95/98.......................... 6
Installing GigaSampler LE ........................... 7
Updating the PCI-822 Software.................... 8
Uninstalling the PCI-822 .............................. 9
Macintosh Installation.................................10
Installing in the Macintosh ..........................10
Updating the PCI-822 Software...................11
Uninstalling the PCI-822 .............................11
Software Reference ....................................12
Macintosh Control Panel.............................12
Windows Control Panel...............................12
Clock/Device Status Tab.............................13
Patchbay Tab (Windows only) .....................16
System Tab ................................................17
Using the PCI-822........................................19
Synchronization .........................................19
Unusable Clock Settings.............................21
TM-D1000 Digital Mixer...............................22
DTRS Multichannel Tape Machines .............24
DAT Tape Machines....................................25
IF-TAD Converter .......................................26
IF-AE8 Converter........................................26
MA-AD8 Converter .....................................27
IF-DA8 Converter .......................................27
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Troubleshooting on the Macintosh............28
MIDI ports don't appear..............................28
Audio devices don't appear........................28
Audio output (playback) .............................28
Audio input (recording) ..............................29
Computer locks up .....................................29
Clicks and pops..........................................30
Troubleshooting in Windows......................32
Installation .................................................32
MIDI in/out..................................................32
Audio output (playback) .............................32
Audio input (recording) ..............................33
Computer locks up .....................................33
Clicks and pops..........................................34
Tuning a Windows System..........................39
Hard Drive and Adapter..............................39
Disk Fragmentation ....................................40
Data Compression......................................41
Sporadic Disk Activity ................................41
Multi-tasking ..............................................43
File Caching ...............................................44
Other Caching Options...............................45
32-bit Drivers .............................................45
Virtual Memory Swapfile.............................46
Video Card .................................................47
Graphics Acceleration ...............................47
Windows System Monitor ...........................48
PCI-822 Specifications ...............................50


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PCI-822 User's Guide
1
Introduction
The PCI-822TM is a PCI soundcard that
integrates these digital audio and MIDI features:
· TDIF-1 (DB-25) connector for 8 inputs and
8 outputs of digital audio with up to 24-bit resolution
· RCA (coax) input and RCA (coax) output
for 2-channel SPDIF audio
· BNC word clock output
· 2 MIDI inputs and 2 MIDI outputs
(standard DIN-5 MIDI connectors)
The PCI-822 supports 44.1
and 48 kHz sample rates, and
can also lock to digital audio
inputs from 39­51 kHz.
The Windows 95/98 driver can dynamically resample 8, 11.025,
16, 22.05 and 32 kHz digital audio output for playback through
high-quality external converters.
The PCI-822 has a software control panel for digital audio input
status, sample rate selection, and clock source control.
The PCI-822's ASIO driver provides low-latency performance when
adjusting parameters and monitoring inputs with applications such as
Cubase VST. The PCI-822 also has a direct GigaSampler
® Interface
(GSIF) driver.
The TDIF-1 connector on the PCI-822 can be connected to any
device that supports TDIF, including digital mixers such as the
TM-D1000, the TASCAM IF-TAD converter for TDIF/ADAT translation,
TDIF-compatible tape machines such as the DA-38/78/88/98, and
external A/D-D/A converters.


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PCI-822 User's Guide
In addition to this User's Guide, your PCI-822 package should contain:
· PCI-822 circuit board
· Breakout cable that connects to the 15-pin connector on the PCI-822,
providing 2 RCA (coax) connectors for SPDIF in/out, 1 BNC connector
for word clock out, and 4 standard 5-pin MIDI connectors (2 in, 2 out)
· CD-ROM containing Macintosh and Windows drivers for the PCI-822,
and GigaSampler LE software (from NemesysTM Music Technology)
· Two CD-ROMs containing Soundware Demos for use with GigaSampler
· TASCAM warranty card
Technical Support
If you have any problems or questions that aren't addressed in the
Troubleshooting chapter or elsewhere in this Guide, there are three
ways to get more help:
· Refer to the TASCAM web site for information on current revisions,
answers to frequently asked questions, and additional documentation.
The web site is available every day, 24 hours a day.
(http://www.tascam.com/products)
· Send specific questions via email to custser@teac.com.
· For time-critical questions, you can call TASCAM's USA tech support
number (1-323-726-0303, x617). Phone support is normally provided
weekdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm PST.