I've spent countless hours this week-end trying various processes to install Tidal on a brand new Win 10 Pro partition, on a brand new SSD, and have ran into various bumps.
I've been using Tidal on OSX Mojave for a little while without any issue. Why switching then ? Well, currently it's more of a test, investigating possible increase in performance on my whole set-up (and ease of CPU upgrade etc…). I quite like the idea of a crossplatform set-up too (my DAW and plugins run on both OS).
Now, it once - almost - worked with the Chocolatey automated process. I experienced massive latencies and heavily distorted with SuperCollider though, like a 30 sec gap between line evaluation and sound coming out of the speakers !?! Unfortunately, that was the closest I got to something usable
In another attempt, I also successfully updated to Tidal 1.6.1 via a cabal command I found on the forum (sorry, can't find the exact post by ), updated SC to v3.10 (and most recent SC plugins). My tunes are made with the most recent TC build on OSX, I figured I need the most recent version as well on W10 as well (Chocolatey includes 1.4.3 instead).
Anyway, close but no cigar : Atom successfully evaluated the pattern… but no sound at all.
Even if I solely use Tidal as a MIDI sequencer (piping SuperDirt’s MIDI to Ableton Live 10), I’d still like TC to output audio reliably.
Now I read most ASIO drivers can be just use by one app at a time, so I suppose SC has to rely on one of the numerous, built-in Windows audio drivers instead. I have no clue which one though.
Besides, my sound card and Live sessions run at 24/96 and long buffers, but I struggle to change SC’s bit depth, SR and buffer size : I can’t help thinking it might add to my issues here ?
So here I am, asking for the most idiot-proof tutorial for Tidal on a Windows 10 Pro computer. Any hints / piece of advice would be tremendously appreciated.
Thanks a billion fellow Tidal Cyclists !
Ps: I’ll certainly wipe the SSD and do a fresh, clean install once I know how to successfully set-it all up.