I am using C7.01 with an Apogee Duet Firewire and using the recommended driver from Apogee (Duet_FW_July_2012b.dmg). During playback and recording it is constantly e.g. 3 times in a 20 min period dropping out completely, resulting in loss of all sound on input and playback. I have uninstalled and re-installed the software and made sure the FW cable (which came with the Duet) connections are soundly home on both the Duet and my iMac.
When it happens, if I revert to the ‘built in audio’ ASIO and then switch back to the Duet it’s fine but not for long. This all worked fine with 6.5 but I had to have my hard drive replaced before I loaded C7 and so am finding it hard to pinpoint the source of this issue. I have attached a copy of a screenshot of my Device settings just in case that helps.
This has now got to the point where I do not want to do any recording so I wonder if it’s time for a new unit? I’ve wondered about the cable itself but it’s never been moved since i got the unit so it hardly sounds like wear and tear. Like many here I’ve invested heavily in my home studio IMac, Avid Artist Series etc. so it seems silly to not replace the unit if it’s causing this much grief.
Would just like the opinions of some of the more experienced users who have a better technical knowledge than I before I buy something new (my next question will be what should that be on a budget of £400?).
Many thanks for reading and Merry Xmas all.