Windows Setup:

Introduction

For an Windows computer there are many programs that will allow you to record with the Ayre A/D converter. These programs range from very basic freeware programs to high end studio-level editors. For more information on software choices, please refer to the Recording section after completing setup process for your Operating System.

There are a few minimum requirements that must be met to achieve reliable recordings to your system from the Ayre A/D Converter. These requirements are as follows:

Computer Requirements for Class 1
Computer Requirements for Class 2

Connecting the A/D Converter

Your Ayre USB A/D converter will automatically connect to your computer in Class Two mode when connected to a USB 2.0 port allowing recording up to 192kHz sample rates. If connected to a USB 1.1 port, the A/D converter will instead operate in Class One mode, allowing recording up to 96 kHz sample rates.

As the connection type is automatic, there is not much that the end user has to do. However, there are two things that you should be aware of when connecting your Ayre USB A/D converter for the first time. First, to operate in Class Two mode via a USB 2.0 port, all Windows operating systems require a driver to allow Windows to use "High Speed" ("Enhanced", USB 2.0) mode for streaming audio above 96 kHz through the USB ports. More information on this as well as a link to the driver may be found in your specific OS instructions.

Second, if connecting your Ayre D/A converter to the computer while via a USB 1.1 port, you may see a failed driver installation notification.

If you click on that window, you will see that it is for the Ayre DFU.

It is important to note that this is not the USB Audio Device and this failed installation notification may safely be ignored. Instead this notification refers to the Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU). The DFU functions only in Class Two Audio mode and is used to update firmware for the Ayre USB D/A converter if required. Instructions on how to do this will be made available should firmware updates become necessary.

For further instructions on how to connect and set up the Ayre D/A converter, refer to the page specific to your operating system.

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