In order for the VM-3100 to be connected to a computer, an RPC-1 PCI card would need to be installed onto a computer and the VM-3100 would connect to the RPC-1 via an R-BUS cable. These products have been out of production for some time.
Computer system compatibility will depend on the driver for the RPC-1 card. Drivers for the RPC-1 card were designed by M-Audio years ago. You may download the legacy drivers for the RPC-1 card by clicking on the link below. Note: Drivers have not been updated by M-Audio for many years; Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.4 were the last drivers released and M-Audio will not be releasing any updated drivers due to the age of the product.
M-Audio Legacy Drivers
(click on Downloads --> Legacy)
The RPC-1 and VM-3100 will be compatible with any ASIO compliant software (e.g. Sonar, Cubase, Logic) that is installed into the operating system that the RPC-1 has drivers for (e.g. Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.4.2).
Note: The RPC-1 card and the VM-3100 are out of production and no longer available.
If you would like to pass audio from a VM-3100 to a computer in real-time, you will need to connect the left and right MASTER OUTs of the VM-3100 into the inputs of an audio interface that is compatible with your computer's current operating system. Note: MIDI is a control signal and cannot pass audio.
If you don't have an audio interface, you may view Roland's latest audio interface line of products by clicking on the link below:
Roland Audio Interfaces