I am using windows 7 and Cubase 6 on an athlon quadcore with 8 gig ram. I am using 2-1TB SATA Hard Drives. I have 3 delta 1010s hooked up with the proper SPDIF cable, and can mix on my 32 channel Yamaha board without crackles when listening / mixing.
I send what I want to record through sub-channels 1 and 2, and have the outputs from those sub-channels to two inputs into a delta 1010. 90% of the time the recording is crap, with static, crackles, etc. 1 try out of 10 turns out decent. I USUALLY use inputs on the delta 1010 getting the core clock timing.
Is there any other way to do this better? Am I doing something wrong?