I have run into random and frequent audio spikes. System was running immaculately and with no obvious hardware or software changes the started happening. If I have a project open and not even playing the project, the meter will show about 25% and suddenly it just spikes and returns to 25%. Seems bizarre when nothing is even playing. When playing the project, same thing will happen and the audio will have the typical audio drop out. No plugins on any tracks, a mix of audio and midi with the buffer at 128. This was never an issue until recently.
When I max the buffer I don’t get any spikes. But it seems strange that there were no issues at the lower buffer sizes prior to the issues occurring.
Any thoughts on how something like this could randomly start happening? I even completely reinstalled Windows and the problem remains.
System specs are:
Win 10 64 bit
16 Gigs RAM
Focusrite 56 FireWire Interface