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  1. #1
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    Default Blue Icicle replacement :(

    So my Blue Icicle is not being recognized by Windows on any computer in the house, so I'm confirming by various Google searches that it's dead.

    I need a replacement, I'd like to step it up a notch and get a nicer USB mixer/mic preamp

    Any recommendations?
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    I like the m-audio stuff. Built in preamp, different models available.

    I have the old style Avid unit

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    Don't give up that easily. There's a glitch that might be causing your problem. Don't let windoze instal any drivers for the Blue Icicle and it should be fine.

    Basically you need to locate the incorrect installed device in device manager and uninstall that first. Then you'll be starting from scratch. Plug the Blue Icicle in and as soon as you get that pop-up box from windoze that tries to automatically install the "correct driver" LOL....terminate that process. Just say no.

    I had this issue with my WIN-7(64) machine. I did not have the issue with WinXP pro.

    Does this make sense? Did you read about this glitch at all? It's legit.

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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    Go into Device manager.
    If you see "USB Multi-channel audio" device listed, then you have the windows driver problem.

    Unplug the blue icicle.

    Go into WIN device manager and unistall the USB Multi-channel audio device.

    Plug the blue icicle back into a USB port. As soon as windows tries to automatically install the driver, terminate that process.

    Check device manager again and you should see the Blue Icicle listed correctly without any warning signs. It may help to reboot as well.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    False Alarm

    Mr. Keane (aka Jesus) brought my Blue Icicle (aka Lazarus) back from the dead.

    You have to open up the device manager

    Expand the "Sound" section

    right click the "multichannel...."

    Make sure your Blue Icicle is unplugged

    and click "uninstall"

    Next, plug it back in - and be quick

    you have to click the little triangle at the bottom right corner and you'll see windows "installing" these incorrect drivers

    STOP IT (don't click "close" click the other sentence that is clickable)

    It should work after this, you may have to a couple times to get it to work.
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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    LOL....yeah that's it. I remember now. It did take me a couple times to get it right as well. The short of it is that you DO NOT want windows to install what it thinks is the right driver for the Blue Icicle. In fact, it needs no driver at all and that's how you need to install it the first time. Once you're successful, you should not have a problem going forward as long as you use the same USB port. I'm not absolutely positive on this one, but I believe the Blue Icicle or windows has device port memory here. So if you utilize a different USB port, it will once again do an incorrect windows driver install and fudge everything up.

    Glad it worked for you my son. ...LOL

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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    I tried using HOLM on my newer Win8 laptop this weekend, and my measurements were cRaZy. Wonder if I'm having a similar issue caused by incorrect Blue Icicle drivers?

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    I wasn't even able to make measurements with mine. I could attempt to try that out on my Win8 rig this weekend.
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  9. #9
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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    Glad the windows and the blue icicle are cooperating again.

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    Default Re: Blue Icicle replacement :(

    Quote Originally Posted by 50 watt head View Post
    I tried using HOLM on my newer Win8 laptop this weekend, and my measurements were cRaZy. Wonder if I'm having a similar issue caused by incorrect Blue Icicle drivers?
    Could be the drivers. Another thing to try is calibrating your sound card in Holm. Also, your mic is calibrated too?

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