My old hard drive crashed, so I had to re-install everything, but this time with Windows 10. I had Windows 7 before, and Steinberg 816x and Ableton Live 9.7.5 worked perfectly with that. No problems or audio dropouts what so ever.
But ever since I installed Windows 10 I’ve been getting occasional audio dropouts in Ableton Live. I should mention I use Ableton Live mostly for recording external gear (through the 816x and an ADAT device, Behringer ADA8000), so the CPU load in Live while I use it is minimal (around 3% due to two instances of a VST sending clock from Live to an ADAT device I’ve got in my modular eurorack system).
Anyways, I’ve done these things, to no avail:
- Updated the 816x drivers to the latest ones for Win 10
- Tried all the various settings for the IEEE1394 driver in MR Tools -> Utility (which should I use?)
- Increased the ASIO buffer size to 2048 (maximum setting)
I still get the occasional audio dropout. I just had three very severe audio dropouts 15 minutes ago, three in a row, without doing anything in particular. No other background programs running on the computer. I’ve been sitting here typing this and registering for the forum etc for the past 15 minutes while having my synth drone on into Live in the background - and there has been no audio dropouts while doing that (so monitoring for it can be a PITA).
Anyways, are there things I can look out for when it happens? What are the typical culprits causing this? I’ve very recently re-installed everything on my computer, so every single driver should be up to date, and I don’t have many unnecessary programs installed.
Any help, suggestions etc, on this would be much appreciated!