Windows 10 with CVPal ... anyone tested?


#1

As we all know CVPal was woeful in 7/8 for latency, but with MS talking about the wonders of the the new midi system has anyone tested it at all and if so how does it perform?


#2

It’s not related to the MIDI system, but to the fact that the CVpal abuses the USB specs (it requests a 1kHz poll rate while the maximum value according to the standard is 125Hz). There’s nothing wrong in the way Windows behave, so I don’t see why Microsoft would “fix” this.


#3

Looks like windows 10 is a bit more happy with increased polling rates!

4th post down. If this is the same sort of requests that CVpal makes on the bus, combined with the new MIDI system … we may have a winner here. I’d better update my beta version as my CV pal comes back tonight


#4

Then we’re good :slight_smile:


#5

( punches sky )

Now just to get a pic burner and make up some more of them with differing device ID’s for using with ableton push!


#6

@stevencrichton cool! Would be interested to know how you’re using Push and Live with your modular gear, as I have those, too.

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#7

Push > External Instrument > midi to Roland SBX usb CV > Audio in from modular. Then if that track is to my liking hit record on the audio.

Adding the CV pal I’ll have 2 cv adapters so can probably use it for a fair bit more. I’ve found CVpal is really good for triggers and SBX is more a wonderful hub for keeping various things in sync.


#8

Any news about this?


#9

After much wrangling I finally managed to get windows to install … ( 7 attempts at getting the free upgrade made me want to throw the dell laptop out the window…) so I’ll test when I can.


#10

Much love, mate.


#11

Sorry no update on this… the older dell laptop I was given seems to hate me. So I’ve given up and put it in a drawer and bought a used mac for sequencing. I remember why I ditched windows again after all that.


#12

I hate to say it but with the Microsoft data slurp in Windows 10 (backported to 8 and 7) I’d steer clear of Windows too. You can’t even blacklist the servers Microsoft uses without crippling Windows functionality.
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#13

I hope I’m not late here, but I’ve just purchased a CVpal. I have Windows 10, and I use Cubase (5 essential), it has no latency or jitter at all. Even using a USB keyboard, I press the note and the sound from the CVpal and VCO is instant.


#14

CVPal is still available via Thonk, or was anyway.