Version 3.3 and Windows 7

Before I continue trying things to no avail, can someone answer me definitely…Does version 3.3 work with Windows 7? Flavio???

phoo might be a good guy to ask that question…

Maybe, he’ll see this thread and reply…
He’s very clever around this stuff…
I believe the build you should be looking for is,
I think it was the last V3.3

I used that version/build with the old Lexicon (CORE 32) Audio Hardware I have…
That stuff worked so nice back then…


I know this does not answer your question but if you can afford to upgrade to windows 7 than you may be able to afford to upgrade Ntrack as well.

Eventually your gonna have to, since most likely 7 runs like Vista in 32bit, perhaps even 64 (to get all the use out of the processor) and you are probably running 16bit at 3.3.
I mean 3.3 may work with Windows 7, (which would be a miracle since it was put out a decade before 7 existed, or Flavio may be retrofitting the OS support into older versions) however you are not going to get the full advantage windows 7 has to offer sonically and performance wise out of 3.3, it just wasn’t built to run at 64bit, now might be the time, but the newer version is.

keep shinin

jerm :cool:

Thank you for the replies…
Yes, I CAN afford to upgrade to v.6. But the thing of it is that I “like” the way v.3 looks and works.
Perhaps it will just take some time getting used to v.6. But in my opinion, so far I don’t think v.6 is that much more special. I love what Flavio has done and how it is tried and true. But we are in this to enjoy it right? I get more enjoyment out of the older style. I’m sure this is just me, but “IF” I can make 3.3 work, I’d just as soon stay with it.

As always…you guys are very helpful to me.

Thanky you!

It should work if it works on Vista. There’s little difference in Win 7 and Vista when it comes to some things.

You might have to create a shortcut (right click on properties and select the compatibility tab) and select an older OS compatibility mode. This trick works for a lot of things, like being admin on an app by app basis or changing the screen resolution. You can go all the way back to Win95 doing this.

Phoo makes a good point, to add to that you could partition the drive and have XP on one half and 7 on the other.
I would just dump Vista if you have the opportunity.

I know right where you are coming from, I used 2.3 for 7 years…but wanted to do 24 bit since so many things are minimum 24 bit these days…2.3 was like my old familiar sneakers…it took me a while to get used to 5.1, but it’s not all that different, I just don’t click things I don’t understand…keep it simple.

keep shinin

jerm :cool:

“Keep it Simple” I like that…

"Less is more"

Perhaps it’s age, but “the old familiar sneakers” are in… :)

I don’t have Vista (I’ve heard lots of horror stories).
I was using XP. But the new computer has 7 on it and I’ll just stay with it.
All things are pointing to the upgrade. I’m goin in !!!

Thanks guys…


GOOD LUCK pianoman ! ! !

Hi, Pianoman. I’m new to n and jumped in at 6 something over a year ago and I’m already comfy (sneakers wise).
I might follow you to w7.

Did yuh do it yet, did yuh?


For what it’s worth, I’ve got n-Track version 4.2.1 working under Windows 7.
The only glitch I’ve had so far is with the sound/mixer buttons on n-Track’s tool bar.
They don’t work, due to changes in Windows 7’s sound mixer.
In particular, the Recording Line Level volume is not directly accessible. You need to open control panel, then sounds, to get to sound devices applet. It has playback devices and recording devices listed under separate tabs. When you click the properties button under the respective tab you get another set of tabs, the third one of which is the device “Levels”

I don’t know how to bring the “Levels” tab up directly from n-Track, but I have made a workaround that at least calls up the first set of Tabs for Playback and Record devices.

Create an empty text document with notepad and save it as ‘mmsys.bat’
This will end up being a one line batch file - hence the .bat extension. Edit this batch file in notepad (Right-click on the file and choose ‘Edit’).
Type in the following line:

control c:\windows\System32\mmsys.cpl,1

In case you want to know what is happening here, ‘control’ is short for ‘control.exe’ and opens control panel. The next part of the line tells ‘control panel’ to open mmsys.cpl, the sound devices applet.
The ,1 part tells mmsys.cpl to open with the second tab in order starting with 0,1,2,3 for each of the 4 tabs. In this case 1 will display the “Recording” devices tab. From here I can then just make two-mouse clicks to get to the “Levels” tab for the recording divice I’m interested in.

Save this edited batch file, “mmsys.bat” to anywhere you like. But note the exact path to the file.
eg. c:\users\yourname\mmsys.bat

Under the n-Track 4.2.1 menu, I choose ‘File-Settings-Preferences-Paths’ and under the Soundcards mixer/volume control path, I browse to the place where I’ve saved mmys.bat ( eg. c:\users\yourname\mmsys.bat ) and choose it, click ‘Open’, then click ‘OK’, then close and restart n-Track and all is done.

Now when I click the Soundcard’s Mixer Control’s button on the n-Track toolbar (either Playback or Record) the control panel applet opens up and lists my Recording devices. (Unfortunately, both buttons will call up “Recording” devices applet tab. This is the only hang up. But still it is easier to do than having to leave n-Track to call up the control panel from the start menu)

Not sure if all this is the same for version 3.3, but it may be of interest.


Hi engellion:

What a nice reply/post…
Nice work there…
Do you know the build # of v4.2.1 you have installed ?
Could the build number be important in how the levels work in Windows 7… when using Windows 7,
as the operating system…