This package contains the files needed for installing the M-AUDIO Fast Track USB driver. If it has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) may fix problems, add new functions, or expand existing ones. Even though other OSes might be compatible as well, we do not recommend applying this. Description: Drivers for Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista 32-Bit SP1, Windows Vista 64-Bit SP1, Windows Vista 32-Bit SP2, Windows Vista 64-Bit SP2, Windows 7 32-Bit, Windows 7 64-Bit Download M-AUDIO Fast Track USB Drivers v.220.127.116.11.0.5133. The following driver updates are available for download from the driver pages: Fast Track Pro Drivers. Mac v1.9.3; MacBookPro Mid 2009, MacOS 10.9.2 Mavericks, Fast Track Pro (Firmware 1.02). The FastTrackPro Driver 1.9.3 does not work. The Interface has no audio output. If you just purchased an M-Audio Vocal Studio or Producer USB, you may be wondering: Do I need drivers for this? The Vocal Studio and Producer USB has been in production for some time now, and has gone through a few subtle changes over the years. Drivers & Software Updates Search. Do you have the latest drivers for your device? Our engineering team is constantly adding, updating and improving our drivers to ensure optimal performance.
The MicroWizard FAST TRACK timer comes standard with a 'Plugable' brand USB-to-Serial converter that uses the PL2303 serial chip. This means that you will have to install the appropriate driver on your computer to 'teach' it how to talk to that converter.
You can download the latest driver from http://plugable.com/prolific
Note: there are two drivers available. You need to download the version that is appropriate for the version of Mac OSX that you are using. To find out what version of OSX you have click on the Apple menu (top-left corner of your screen) and select 'About This Mac'. A box will appear with information about your computer. My computer shows this:
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You are looking for the version number.
If you have OSX version 10.6.x through OSX 10.8.x you need driver version 1.5.1
If you have OSX version 10.9.x through OSX 10.15.x you need driver version 1.6.1
After you have installed the appropriate driver on your computer you are ready to connect the timer to your computer and test it out. But you need to have the timer working and connected BEFORE you start up Pinewood Master (when Pinewood Master starts up it asks the computer what data connections are available). So setup your timer and get it powered up and working first. Once the timer is working connect the USB cable to your computer.
Now start up Pinewood Master and select Preferences.
In Preferences select the Serial tab.
Now select the port to which your timer is connected.
Mine is showing up as 'usbmodem14531'
Yours will most likely have some other name.
If the only options you see are for 'Bluetooth' then the computer is not recognizing that your timer is connected and you need to go back and confirm the correct driver is installed. If the driver is installed, then you have some other hardware issue such as a bad cable. The possibilities are too numerous to cover them all here.
But, hopefully, your timer connection is showing up and you have selected it.
When you select your timer's port you should see the port shows as 'open.' If it still says 'closed' either you have chosen the wrong port, or some other program already has the port open. The chances that another program has the port already in use is slim, but not impossible. It is more likely that you have the wrong port selected or that the port for your timer is simply not being recognized by the computer (again, check that the correct driver is installed).
If the port shows 'Open' we are ready to continue.
The Fast Track web site says that a Baud Rate of 9600, with 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity is the correct settings for the converter. So you shouldn't need to change those. But in the next step if you see gibberish coming from the timer you may need to 'play' with those settings, such as changing the Baud Rate.
So let's see if the timer is 'talking' to Pinewood Master. Click the 'Open Serial Monitor' button to open this window:
Now run some cars down your track (or fake it by tripping the starting gate and waving your hand through the finish gate). If all is well, you should see something that looks like this.
If you see see gibberish it means that the timer and track are 'talking' to each other ... just not the same language. So you will need to change the settings until the two of them understand each other correctly.
But if you see somthing similar to what is shown above ... Great! On to the last step ...
All that is left is to choose your timer. Click the Radio Button (round circle) to the left of 'Fast Track'.
Now run some cars down the track again (or fake it again).
Now the Serial Monitor window should show the new times and in the bottom section it shows just the times with all the extra characters removed.
If that's what you see .... PERFECT! You are ready to close the Serial Monitor window and the Preferences window and proceed with the rest of your race.
Addendum: Gerry C. contacted me because he couldn't get correct times from his new Fast Track Timer. He was getting times ... but they were wrong. Three days of emails later we found the problem was the timer was sending four digits after the decimal point while Pinewood Master was only expecting three digits. It was an easy to fix and the program and that new version will be made available shortly.
USB port types and names
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is an industry standard for connecting computers and other devices. It's available with many types of ports, and each type has a unique shape. On Mac computers, USB is available with these ports, depending on your Mac model:
Type USB-A ports are commonly called USB, USB 2, or USB 3 ports, depending on the USB specification they support. They aren't reversible, so a USB-A connector plugs into the port only when oriented correctly.
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Type USB-C ports are available as either standard USB-C ports or Thunderbolt 3 ports that also support USB-C connections. They both look the same, and the connector plugs into the port in either orientation.
Learn more about identifying the ports on your Mac, as well as the adapters and cables you can use to connect older devices to type USB-C ports.
USB specifications are important primarily when you want the most speed and power for your USB device, or your device needs more power or is using too much power. Every USB port supports a particular USB specification, which determines the port's maximum>USB specifications on MacData transferPowerUSB 3.1 Gen 2
Also known as USB 3.2 Gen 2
Up to 10 GbpsUp to 15W at 5VUSB 3.1 Gen 1
Also known as USB 3.2 Gen 1 or USB 3
Up to 5 GbpsUp to 900 mA at 5VUSB 2.0
Up to 480 MbpsUp to 500 mA at 5VUSB 1.1
Up to 12 MbpsUp to 500 mA at 5V
To learn which specification is supported by a type USB-A or type USB-C port on your Mac model:
- Choose Apple menu > About This Mac, click Support, then click Specifications.
- Check the System Information app for more details, including about USB devices connected to USB ports on your Mac. Select USB in the sidebar, then select a USB bus on the right.
Get the best performance from your USB devices
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USB specifications all work with each other, but speed and power are limited by the cable or device that uses the earliest specification. For example, if you connect a USB 3 device to USB 2 port, your device is limited to USB 2 speeds, and it can't draw more power from the port than can be delivered over USB 2. In other words, to get the best performance, make sure that the USB port on your Mac and the USB cable to your device meet or exceed the USB specification of the device itself.
If your Mac doesn't recognize a USB device after you plug it into your Mac:
- Check all connections: Unplug the device from your Mac, then plug it back in, and make sure that all cables and adapters are securely connected at both ends. Test with another cable or adapter, if available.
- Plug the device directly into your Mac instead of a USB hub or other device, and if necessary test with a different USB port on your Mac or device.
- Some devices need their own software, such as drivers or firmware. Others work without additional software. Check with the maker of your device, and install all available Apple software updates as well.
- If your device came with an AC power adapter, use it. Some devices can be powered by the USB port on your Mac. Others need more power than your Mac can provide.
- Restart your Mac.
- USB 3 devices can create wireless interference that affects Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. Learn how to resolve Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues caused by wireless interference.
- Mac notebook computers with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 can charge over that port using a compatible USB-C power adapter and cable.