Yamaha AIC128-D Driver Installation Guide

DANTE ACCELERATOR Driver
Installation Guide
Contents
Information........................................................... 1
What is DANTE ACCELERATOR Driver? ........... 1
Installing DANTE ACCELERATOR Driver .......... 2
Selecting the General Settings (Buffer Size)..... 4
Uninstalling DANTE ACCELERATOR Driver...... 5
Information
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What is DANTE ACCELERATOR Driver?
Dante Accelerator Driver enables the Dante Accelerator (AIC128-D audio interface card) to be used on your computer.
DANTE ACCELERATOR Driver Installation Guide
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Installing DANTE ACCELERATOR Driver
NOTE
• You are only permitted to use this software pursuant to the terms and conditions of the “License Agreement” shown during the
installation.
• If the same software components have already been installed in your computer, you can use the same procedure as described
in the installation instructions here to update the software.
Windows
Preparation
Installation
If the following warning messages appear during the
installation, follow the on-screen instructions to continue with
installation.
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Examples of warning message
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Confirm that the Dante Accelerator is installed
on the computer.
Start the computer and log on to the
Administrator account.
Close all running applications and unnecessary
windows.
Double-click “yaic128-d_***.exe” in the
compressed file you have downloaded.
*** represents the version number.
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Follow the on-screen instructions to install the
software.
When installation has been completed, click
[Close].
Confirmation of Installation
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Open the “Device Manager” window as follows.
Click [Control Panel]  ([Hardware and Sound]) 
[Device Manager]
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Click on the [+] or [>] mark next to "Sound, video
and game controllers."
Confirm that the "Yamaha AIC128-D Card"
appears in the list.
Installation of the Dante Accelerator Driver is now complete.
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Mac
Installation
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Confirm that Dante Accelerator is installed on
the computer.
Start the computer and log in to the
Administrator account.
Close all running applications and unnecessary
windows.
Double-click "yaic128-d_***.pkg" in the
compressed file you have downloaded.
*** represents the version number.
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Follow the on-screen instructions to install the
software.
When installation has been completed, click
[Restart] to restart the computer.
Confirmation of Installation
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Open the "Audio MIDI Setup" window as follows.
Double-click [Applications]  [Utilities]  [Audio MIDI
Setup]
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Confirm that the "Yamaha AIC128-D Card"
appears in the left column.
Installation of the Dante Accelerator Driver is now complete.
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Selecting the General Settings (Buffer Size)
Windows
Select the buffer size in the control panel of the driver.
How to Open the Control Panel
1 ASIO Buffer Size
Select the buffer size for the ASIO driver.
From the Nuendo menu, select [Devices]  [Device Setup...]
 [Yamaha AIC128-D]  [Control Panel]
Panel Controls
Setting value: 32 to 2048 samples
2 DMA Transaction Size
Select the buffer size for the card.
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Setting value: 16, 32 samples
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Mac
Select the buffer size in the buffer size selecting window, which is opened from an application such as DAW software.
How to Open the Control Panel
From the Nuendo menu, select [Devices]  [Device Setup...]
 [Yamaha AIC128-D]  [Control Panel]
TIP
Setting the audio driver buffer size
Noise produced when using audio applications such as DAW software may affect audio recording and/or playback. In most cases,
you can solve these problems by adjusting the audio driver buffer size (the size of memory used to temporarily hold data to avoid
intermittent playback).
While the higher buffer size reduces load to the computer CPU but produces latency (time lag) during recording/playback, the
smaller buffer size may result in noise or the sound cutting off. Make sure to set the buffer size to an appropriate value depending on
the performance of your computer, the number of audio/MIDI tracks being recorded/played back on the DAW software, the number
of plug-in software, and so on.
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Uninstalling DANTE ACCELERATOR Driver
Windows
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Start the computer and log on to the
Administrator account.
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Close all running applications and unnecessary
windows.
Select [Control Panel]  [Uninstall a Program] to
call up the "Uninstall or change a program"
panel.
Select "Yamaha AIC128-D" from the list.
Click [Uninstall] / [Uninstall / Change].
If the "User Account Control" window appears, click
[Continue] or [Yes].
Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the
software.
Uninstallation of the Dante Accelerator Driver is now
complete.
Mac
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Start the computer and log in to the
Administrator account.
Close all running applications and unnecessary
windows.
Double-click "Uninstall_yaic128-d.app" in the
compressed file you have downloaded.
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Click [Continue] when the "Uninstall Yamaha
AIC128-D" window appears.
After that, follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall
the software.
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After completing the uninstallation, a message
"Done." appears. Click [OK].
Uninstallation of the Dante Accelerator Driver is now
complete.
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