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  • Pulsar 2 Help needed

    I have a Pulsar 2 card with no disks, drivers, or documentation and I'm not sure whether to try and sell it or use it myself.

    A brief history:

    A very dear friend of mine passed away about 3 years ago. His widow was made an offer for his entire recording studio and because she was devastated
    and penniless, agreed to the sale trusting that the Pastor of the church (another old friend) would make arrangements to pay her. The studio was packed up lock stock and barrel and taken to a church in another state, where the ARSEHATS RENEGED ON THE DEAL 6 months later. The gear has been sitting there ever since. About 12 months ago I arranged to have most of the gear brought up to me and I've been selling off items on her behalf ever since.

    The studios computer was returned along with software which I finally had a chance to start sorting through. A lot of disks seem to be missing and when I fire it up I get a lot of error messages.

    I really need to install the sound card from scratch and see if I can get it running before I sell or decide to keep it. I've seen the Pulsar system running in his studio but it seemed too complex and hard to set up for my home studio needs.

    Could someone copy me the setup disks and drivers. I have a lot of files on the hard drives but honestly don't know if they are the right ones. The system is setup to run VST 5.1 on a Windows XP platform.

    Without serial nos; downloaded bugfixes etc it all seems too difficult, but I would like to try and sell it to someone who has the time, knowledge, and the system to make it work.

    What is SCOPE?

    What are SOUNDFONTS

    Any help or advice would be appreciated

    Cheers

    Bob
    1981 Ibanez AR-300 + Gibson Classic 57s
    1980 Ibanez Lee Ritenour + Antquities
    1992 Ibanez USA Custom + Duncans 59/Classic Strat/Trembucker

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  • #2
    I'm not sure wether this is Pulsars drivers or what, but I found this on Creamware's Ftp. Hope this helps.
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      • #3
        You need the hw serial number and the software keys. I hope there is a sticker on the card or you kept the paper box to see the serial number.

        Something you could do, perhaps...If you can backup the SFP (or newer "Scope" or the oldest "Pulsar", it depends on how did he update it) installation folder on his computer, there is an App directory with other stuff inside where a file contains all the installed keys. Try to get that folder and put it on a safe place, there is precious info there....
        Anyway, to get help and support go to Planet Z, the main forum for Scope users. If you get at least your HW serial you should also contact SonicCore support, but first have a visit to Planet Z .

        I hope you solve the problem, because that's a great card and a great platform.
        http://www.spacemuse.com/http://cdbaby.com/cd/damoranatalehttp://payplay.fm/damoranataleiTunes"Art is the magic freed from the lie of being truth."Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno.

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        • #4
          Thanks for the reply Alpfonso.

          The computer was returned with no software disks (win XP) no driver disks for the other hardware, no boxes, nothing.

          There are a lot of files on the hard drive which I've been backing up over the last week.

          It does include a SPF folder, a Pulsar 3 folder, and an upgrade folder. There is a hardware registration file, but I don't know if this is all I need.

          There seems to be some serial numbers in the Pulsar 3 folder, as well as lots of setup files.

          My friend had also ghosted various incarnations of his setup which I can slowly churn through on another hard drive.

          There's just so much I don't know about this platform, I gather Lunar, scope, Pulsar, and Triple dat are software packages to run the Pulsar sound card???

          Thanks for the links, I work 2 jobs and time is short, so any advice is gratefully recieved.

          Ciao

          Bob
          1981 Ibanez AR-300 + Gibson Classic 57s
          1980 Ibanez Lee Ritenour + Antquities
          1992 Ibanez USA Custom + Duncans 59/Classic Strat/Trembucker

          GUITAR AMPS
          Mesa Mark III Combo
          Korg A3
          AXESS CFX4 Switcher
          ADA MC-1 Midi Controller

          Mesa Quad Preamp
          Korg A3
          Crown XLS-602A Power amp
          2x12 200w EV 12Ls
          ADA MC-1 Midi Controller
          Midi Octopus

          BASS GEAR
          1960 Fender Precision
          Intersound IVP Preamp
          Crown XLS-602A Power amp
          2x15 400w EV Bins


          SAX
          Yanigisawa Alto sax 880
          Lawton 7 star Mouthpiece
          Buescher 1938 Aristocrat Tenor
          Otto Link 7* Mouthpiece

          ACOUSTICS
          Greg Smallman Steel String Acoustic
          Suzuki classical (SG-300)
          Yamaha 12 String (FGX 423SC)
          Aria D-28 dreadnought copy (AD-50)

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          • #5


            It does include a SPF folder, a Pulsar 3 folder, and an upgrade folder. There is a hardware registration file, but I don't know if this is all I need.

            .................................................. .................................................. .

            There's just so much I don't know about this platform, I gather Lunar, scope, Pulsar, and Triple dat are software packages to run the Pulsar sound card???

            Thanks for the links, I work 2 jobs and time is short, so any advice is gratefully recieved.

            Ciao

            Bob


            That's great news, those folders contain all the keys you need, backup them on a safe place.

            In the Scope system all the plugins come with a key that allows them to run only in the card they are registered for, those keys are generated for your card only.

            If you contact Sonic Core they can help you, I can too.

            In the SFPAppBin directory ther must be a file called Scope.rgy
            Backup it immediatly.

            If you open it with a notepad you'll see all the keys installed. In each line, on the left there is a # followed by 9 letters/numbers that indicate the hw serial of the board, then you see the name of the plugin or package, some spaces, the registration date, the hour and then a long number which contains the software key.

            Did you find it?
            http://www.spacemuse.com/http://cdbaby.com/cd/damoranatalehttp://payplay.fm/damoranataleiTunes"Art is the magic freed from the lie of being truth."Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno.

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            • #6
              Once again thanks for your help.

              I couldn't find scope.rgy but I did find a couple of files that contained this.

              Hardware Registration

              To the Online Shop


              My profile
              Change Password
              Download
              Registered Hardware
              Activation Keys
              Registration

              Deutsche Version

              Keyfile for SFP 3.1 Installation


              allkeys.skf


              Please store this file on your harddisk. You can import this file
              during the installation process. So you don
              1981 Ibanez AR-300 + Gibson Classic 57s
              1980 Ibanez Lee Ritenour + Antquities
              1992 Ibanez USA Custom + Duncans 59/Classic Strat/Trembucker

              GUITAR AMPS
              Mesa Mark III Combo
              Korg A3
              AXESS CFX4 Switcher
              ADA MC-1 Midi Controller

              Mesa Quad Preamp
              Korg A3
              Crown XLS-602A Power amp
              2x12 200w EV 12Ls
              ADA MC-1 Midi Controller
              Midi Octopus

              BASS GEAR
              1960 Fender Precision
              Intersound IVP Preamp
              Crown XLS-602A Power amp
              2x15 400w EV Bins


              SAX
              Yanigisawa Alto sax 880
              Lawton 7 star Mouthpiece
              Buescher 1938 Aristocrat Tenor
              Otto Link 7* Mouthpiece

              ACOUSTICS
              Greg Smallman Steel String Acoustic
              Suzuki classical (SG-300)
              Yamaha 12 String (FGX 423SC)
              Aria D-28 dreadnought copy (AD-50)

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              • #7
                I've re installed the original C: drive and found the rgy file.

                The card has a hardware number on it as well as a serial no.

                My next question: Is there a breakout box for this unit, none of the connectors look standard. Is it missing other hardware?

                Thanks All

                Bob
                1981 Ibanez AR-300 + Gibson Classic 57s
                1980 Ibanez Lee Ritenour + Antquities
                1992 Ibanez USA Custom + Duncans 59/Classic Strat/Trembucker

                GUITAR AMPS
                Mesa Mark III Combo
                Korg A3
                AXESS CFX4 Switcher
                ADA MC-1 Midi Controller

                Mesa Quad Preamp
                Korg A3
                Crown XLS-602A Power amp
                2x12 200w EV 12Ls
                ADA MC-1 Midi Controller
                Midi Octopus

                BASS GEAR
                1960 Fender Precision
                Intersound IVP Preamp
                Crown XLS-602A Power amp
                2x15 400w EV Bins


                SAX
                Yanigisawa Alto sax 880
                Lawton 7 star Mouthpiece
                Buescher 1938 Aristocrat Tenor
                Otto Link 7* Mouthpiece

                ACOUSTICS
                Greg Smallman Steel String Acoustic
                Suzuki classical (SG-300)
                Yamaha 12 String (FGX 423SC)
                Aria D-28 dreadnought copy (AD-50)

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                • #8
                  Once again thanks for your help.

                  I couldn't find scope.rgy but I did find a couple of files that contained this.

                  Hardware Registration

                  To the Online Shop


                  My profile
                  Change Password
                  Download
                  Registered Hardware
                  Activation Keys
                  Registration

                  Deutsche Version

                  Keyfile for SFP 3.1 Installation


                  allkeys.skf


                  Please store this file on your harddisk. You can import this file
                  during the installation process. So you don
                  http://www.spacemuse.com/http://cdbaby.com/cd/damoranatalehttp://payplay.fm/damoranataleiTunes"Art is the magic freed from the lie of being truth."Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno.

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                  • #9
                    The good news: It looks like I might have enough files and Keys to make it work.

                    The Bad news: I looked on the studio inventory list and found reference to a Creamware A-16 Ultra convertor. It now makes sense.

                    It was never returned/lost/stolen.

                    This is how a church treats a destitute widowed woman; it really pisses me off.

                    I'd say that the item is next to unsaleable now, I'm sure the convertor would have been an expensive part of the system.

                    I do have a convertor that belongs to a Fostex D2424 but that has to be sold with the entire Fostex system.
                    1981 Ibanez AR-300 + Gibson Classic 57s
                    1980 Ibanez Lee Ritenour + Antquities
                    1992 Ibanez USA Custom + Duncans 59/Classic Strat/Trembucker

                    GUITAR AMPS
                    Mesa Mark III Combo
                    Korg A3
                    AXESS CFX4 Switcher
                    ADA MC-1 Midi Controller

                    Mesa Quad Preamp
                    Korg A3
                    Crown XLS-602A Power amp
                    2x12 200w EV 12Ls
                    ADA MC-1 Midi Controller
                    Midi Octopus

                    BASS GEAR
                    1960 Fender Precision
                    Intersound IVP Preamp
                    Crown XLS-602A Power amp
                    2x15 400w EV Bins


                    SAX
                    Yanigisawa Alto sax 880
                    Lawton 7 star Mouthpiece
                    Buescher 1938 Aristocrat Tenor
                    Otto Link 7* Mouthpiece

                    ACOUSTICS
                    Greg Smallman Steel String Acoustic
                    Suzuki classical (SG-300)
                    Yamaha 12 String (FGX 423SC)
                    Aria D-28 dreadnought copy (AD-50)

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                    • #10
                      The good news: It looks like I might have enough files and Keys to make it work.

                      The Bad news: I looked on the studio inventory list and found reference to a Creamware A-16 Ultra convertor. It now makes sense.

                      It was never returned/lost/stolen.

                      This is how a church treats a destitute widowed woman; it really pisses me off.

                      I'd say that the item is next to unsaleable now, I'm sure the convertor would have been an expensive part of the system.

                      I do have a convertor that belongs to a Fostex D2424 but that has to be sold with the entire Fostex system.


                      The system is perfectly usable, the A-16 Ultra is very nice but a lot of Scope users don't need it. The P2 has its own converters that are very good, in its analog inputs, many could buy it as is, any converter with ADAT I/Os can work with it and the A-16 can be bought separately...

                      Now, if the Church has stolen the item that's another issue, talk with them before going to the police....
                      http://www.spacemuse.com/http://cdbaby.com/cd/damoranatalehttp://payplay.fm/damoranataleiTunes"Art is the magic freed from the lie of being truth."Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno.

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                      • #11
                        The system is perfectly usable, the A-16 Ultra is very nice but a lot of Scope users don't need it. The P2 has its own converters that are very good, in its analog inputs, many could buy it as is, any converter with ADAT I/Os can work with it and the A-16 can be bought separately...

                        Now, if the Church has stolen the item that's another issue, talk with them before going to the police....


                        Thanks again mate,

                        Can I ask one more stupid question? I've had a look at the back of the card and can't see anything that resembles a normal analog in/out. Does it require a special cable that connects to a mixer or a breakout box.

                        Could this be a model with no onboard convertors?

                        I not familiar with anything ADAT, SPDIF etc, all my previous cards have been analog in/out. I feel such a goose; I normally have manuals and the time to read them but at the moment I need very basic info (and you've been really helpful,) to work out my next steps.

                        Bear with me

                        Ciao

                        Bob
                        1981 Ibanez AR-300 + Gibson Classic 57s
                        1980 Ibanez Lee Ritenour + Antquities
                        1992 Ibanez USA Custom + Duncans 59/Classic Strat/Trembucker

                        GUITAR AMPS
                        Mesa Mark III Combo
                        Korg A3
                        AXESS CFX4 Switcher
                        ADA MC-1 Midi Controller

                        Mesa Quad Preamp
                        Korg A3
                        Crown XLS-602A Power amp
                        2x12 200w EV 12Ls
                        ADA MC-1 Midi Controller
                        Midi Octopus

                        BASS GEAR
                        1960 Fender Precision
                        Intersound IVP Preamp
                        Crown XLS-602A Power amp
                        2x15 400w EV Bins


                        SAX
                        Yanigisawa Alto sax 880
                        Lawton 7 star Mouthpiece
                        Buescher 1938 Aristocrat Tenor
                        Otto Link 7* Mouthpiece

                        ACOUSTICS
                        Greg Smallman Steel String Acoustic
                        Suzuki classical (SG-300)
                        Yamaha 12 String (FGX 423SC)
                        Aria D-28 dreadnought copy (AD-50)

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                        • #12
                          Thanks again mate,

                          Can I ask one more stupid question? I've had a look at the back of the card and can't see anything that resembles a normal analog in/out. Does it require a special cable that connects to a mixer or a breakout box.

                          Could this be a model with no onboard convertors?

                          I not familiar with anything ADAT, SPDIF etc, all my previous cards have been analog in/out. I feel such a goose; I normally have manuals and the time to read them but at the moment I need very basic info (and you've been really helpful,) to work out my next steps.

                          Bear with me

                          Ciao

                          Bob


                          All the cards have on board converters. The P2 has 2 ins and 2 outs in adat format then there is a connector which is made to attach a cable whip, provided with the card, with digital, analog and MIDI I/O's. Mmmm, I guess you didn't get the cable either? Sonic Core could sell you another one for sure, but maybe it's somewhere in a box....anyway it would be important to know if this card came with AES/EBU digital and Balanced Analog or with SPDIF digital and Unbalanced analog. The cable is different but also the onboard circuits. Those cards are now called Scope Project.

                          Now just goo to Sonic Core site, have a look and read a bit about the product, seeing the cable whip with your eyes can help you to recognize it if it is there. Then contact them with your card's data and they will tell you what to do and what you need and how to get it.

                          This is what you have to do now, contact them and come to PlanetZ forums.
                          http://www.spacemuse.com/http://cdbaby.com/cd/damoranatalehttp://payplay.fm/damoranataleiTunes"Art is the magic freed from the lie of being truth."Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno.

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                          • #13
                            All the cards have on board converters. The P2 has 2 ins and 2 outs in adat format then there is a connector which is made to attach a cable whip, provided with the card, with digital, analog and MIDI I/O's. Mmmm, I guess you didn't get the cable either? Sonic Core could sell you another one for sure, but maybe it's somewhere in a box....anyway it would be important to know if this card came with AES/EBU digital and Balanced Analog or with SPDIF digital and Unbalanced analog. The cable is different but also the onboard circuits. Those cards are now called Scope Project.

                            Now just goo to Sonic Core site, have a look and read a bit about the product, seeing the cable whip with your eyes can help you to recognize it if it is there. Then contact them with your card's data and they will tell you what to do and what you need and how to get it.

                            This is what you have to do now, contact them and come to PlanetZ forums.


                            Thanks again Alfonso, you're a lifesaver,

                            and your correct: I didn't get anything but the computer back. No cables, discs, nothing. I'll take your advice and read the posts on planetz and the manuals before I ask anything else. When I know what I'm talking about I'll contact Sonic Core.

                            Thank you very much for all your help.

                            Ciao

                            Bob
                            1981 Ibanez AR-300 + Gibson Classic 57s
                            1980 Ibanez Lee Ritenour + Antquities
                            1992 Ibanez USA Custom + Duncans 59/Classic Strat/Trembucker

                            GUITAR AMPS
                            Mesa Mark III Combo
                            Korg A3
                            AXESS CFX4 Switcher
                            ADA MC-1 Midi Controller

                            Mesa Quad Preamp
                            Korg A3
                            Crown XLS-602A Power amp
                            2x12 200w EV 12Ls
                            ADA MC-1 Midi Controller
                            Midi Octopus

                            BASS GEAR
                            1960 Fender Precision
                            Intersound IVP Preamp
                            Crown XLS-602A Power amp
                            2x15 400w EV Bins


                            SAX
                            Yanigisawa Alto sax 880
                            Lawton 7 star Mouthpiece
                            Buescher 1938 Aristocrat Tenor
                            Otto Link 7* Mouthpiece

                            ACOUSTICS
                            Greg Smallman Steel String Acoustic
                            Suzuki classical (SG-300)
                            Yamaha 12 String (FGX 423SC)
                            Aria D-28 dreadnought copy (AD-50)

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