After many years of faithful service, my Focusrite Saffire 6 died.
I purchased a PreSonus Studio 1824c from Sweetwater.
Needless to say, if I am writing here, I have problems and was unable to solve them by looking through YouTubes and other posts. Here is the system and its setup.
Dual Quad-Core PC (Dell Precision t7400)
64 Gigs of Ram ( in 4 Memory towers)
Typically 15-20% of CPU when Playing 30 or more tracks
Typically 15% of Memory with playing 30 or more tracks
MAXIMIZED Paging files on all 5 drives
Input Lat: 50.93ms
Output Lat: 48.5ms
I STILL have Rice Krispies…"Snap, Crackle and Pop"
The CPU’s are 2.0GHZ, and so I have ordered 3.3GHz CPU’s via eBay (so old it cost me 35 bucks for two of them)
YES, I realize I need a new machine.
But for now, I need an option that DOES NOT require a several thousand dollar outlay - as it was I spent 500 for the PreSonus that I really did not have in my budget.