Audio Measurement and Analysis Software

 Requirements to use the software

Requirements to use the ARTA software are:

  • Operating systems: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10.
  • Processor class Pentium, clock frequency 600 MHz or higher.
  • Memory requirement for Windows XP is 256MB, and for Vista / Windows 7/8/10 is 2GB.
  • Full duplex soundcard with synchronous clock for AD and DA converters.
  • WDM Windows soundcard driver or ASIO driver (ASIO is trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH).

The ARTA software has been successfully used with following soundcards:

  • RME Fireface UFX, UC, UCX, BabyFace Pro, Fireface 800, RME Fireface 400, RME HDSP
  • M-Audio Audiophile 2496, USB Transit, Mobile USB Pre, Firewire Solo
  • Axys D-AudioCard (mixer does not work on Windows 8/10)
  • Echo Gina24, Echo Layla 24, Echo Indigo I/O (notebook)
  • EMU 1820M, 1616M, 0204USB, 0404USB (*), EMU USB Tracker Pre (*)
  • Roland Quad and Duo Capture USB audio interfaces
  • Marian Trace Alpha, Terratec EWX 24/96 (*)
  • Focusrite Scarlett USB serie
  • Steinberg UR-22Mk2 USB audio interface
  • Digigram VxPocket 440 (*) - a notebook PCMCIA card
  • TASCAM US122L, US-2x2
  • Infrasonic Quartet, Sound Devices USBPre2
  • Creative Soundblaster X-Fi (works on all sampling frequencies in sound creation mode)
  • ESI Juli, U24 XL, ESI Quatafire 610, EgoSys Waveterminal 24
  • Creative Soundblaster Live 24 (*) and Extigy-USB (*), Audigy ZS laptop, but only at 48kHz sampling frequency,
  • Turtle Beach Pinnacle and Fuji (*)
  • Soundblaster MP3+ USB (notice: don't install SB driver, use a Windows default driver),
  • Soundcards and on-board audio with AC97 codecs,

* For this older cards driver does not work in Windows 7 / 8 / 10

Installation of this software is easy; just run the installation program.

Setup of interface to soundcard on various operating systems is described in User manual.

 

Notice for Windows 10 users:

- On Windows 10 you should make clean install of ARTA. If you have updated from earlier version of Windows 7 / 8 please first uninstall and then install ARTA software again. 

- Some sound card drivers needs update (i.e. Steinberg UR22 needs version 1.92). Some souncards works with old drivers (i.e. M-Audio USB Transit, and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2).

Notice for Windows 7 users:

- On Windows 7 / 8 and Vista it is recommended to use ASIO drivers.

- For Windows 7 / 8 - 64bit OS it is recommended to use computer systems with chipsets for the i3/i5/i7 Intel processor family.

 

Notice for Linux and Mac OS X users

Arta can be used on computers with Linux and Mac OS X operating systems by using Windows emulator programs: Wine on Linux, and Crossover (version of Wine) on Mac.

First install Windows emulator program, then install Arta software using regular ArtaSetupXXX.exe program.

Before starting ARTA, in Wine Configuration Dialog a) set default sound input and output devices and b) set frame of windows to have the Windows native look.