Trying to demo this program, BUT...

I’ve never used n-Track but have heard many many great things about it. My problem is that I downloaded the program to just demo it out and see how I like it, but I get “n-Track Studio has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience” error.
I’ve unstalled and reinstalled probably a dozen times.
Any advice?

This may be due to many different causes. My guess, which may be as good as anybody’s, is, that you may have some hardware issue. Do you have the latest drivers for your soundcard? Have you set up n-Track to use ASIO (if available)? Do you have anything running in the background (virus scanners, performance “enhancers”, utilities)?

n-Track runs like clockwork, but only on a bug-free, (fairly) optimised system. More information regarding when and how the crashes occur may give a clue or two as to were you should direct your effort to correct this.

regards, Nils

Sometimes if your midi preferences aren’t set up correctly she’ll crash. If your using windows xp change your midi out port from microsoft wavetable synth to midi mapper.


That’s in nTrack under file/settings/preferences hit the midi settings tab hit the midi devices button change the device in the out port window.

The main problem is that it happens when the n-Track screen FIRST pops up. The program doesn’t even get the chance to run, only the big blue n-Track Studio 4 screen then the error.
I’ve checked basically all drivers for my computer that I possibly could, I don’t run enhancers, and the only virus program running is McAfee, which I never turn off (cable internet always running).
I have a Windos XP SP2, with a 2ghz processor and 448MB of RAM. My sound card (I think) is NVIDIA nForce

EDIT: I just realized that a) I don’t have sndvol.exe and b) my Midi playback is stuck at GS Wavetable Synth
My gut tells me sndvol is a major problem.
EDIT2: I got sndvol.exe and don’t think that’s the whole part of it missing. That…And I don’t know where it goes in my directory.

It should be in you windows/system32 directory

You did get the “BIG” install right? You have to get .NET Runtime V2 or higher installed on your PC. Make sure that’s installed. You might even try MS Update and see if updates for .NET Runtime are needed.

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Quote (Diogenes @ June 16 2006,11:36)
You did get the "BIG" install right? You have to get .NET Runtime V2 or higher installed on your PC. Make sure that's installed. You might even try MS Update and see if updates for .NET Runtime are needed.

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Sure did. 30-something megabytes.
What's this about .NET? Remember...I havn't been able to run the program at all, so I don't know any of this.

sndvol32.exe is the one I see for winxp.

also, you could run version 3.3. It’s very stable, small footprint, and doesn’t require .net. I’m still running 3.3, and working well.

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sndvol32.exe is the one I see for winxp.

also, you could run version 3.3. It's very stable, small footprint, and doesn't require .net. I'm still running 3.3, and working well.

Where could I get 3.3?
I also saw that the latest version that doesn't need .net is 4.04. Is that stable?

Get older versions HERE.

Dude, I’m sorry you are having problems. I’ve been using n-Track for about three or four years now. I have not had this kind of trouble. Completely uninstall V4 and try V3.3. If it installs and runs, drop Flavio a message on the Support Page.

D – btw I’m on V4.2.1 Build 2099 latest version

Ok. 3.3 works and seems pretty cool. I honestly think the problem is really my computer, not n-Track. Hopefully not another virus. :angry:
Last one I had brought up 20 pages of random porn. That was…intersting.
Thanks for all the help, guys!

Cool. :)

Yep. It sounds like your PC has problems. My DAW is setup as a dual boot system. Both partitions are running XP Pro but only ONE has the network crapola loaded and I am extremely careful about what gets installed on that partition. I download and net surf and such on the network enabled partition, check stuff out and only if no weirdness appears… I’ll copy the installer or whatever over to the non-network partition. Even with the networked OS virus protected and Firewalled and all that crap, it still gets flaky from time to time. As a matter of fact, I’m considering a wipe and re-install for that partition very, very soon…

Nature of the beast man… sometimes you gotta wipe the slate clean and start fresh.

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