An old problem has come back to haunt me and I can’t seem to find a solution. I’m using Nuendo 5.5 and Cubase 6 on a Windows 7Pro 64 bit OS with 32 gig of ram on a P8p67le mobo with an i7 340 second gen processor. There is a UAD2 quad card and a SSL madiextreme card. The converter is a SSL Alphalink AX.
I get distortion of the input of the Alphalink, but it is not from excessive levels of input and I only get it when I try to record at 96khz, everything is fine at 44.1 and 48.
Last time I had the problem I traced it to the windows volume settings. When I looked at the windows volume controls by clicking on the speaker icon on the tool bar, and went to recording section, the SSL was listed as a DSP capture device and the meter next to it was peaked, I turned the fader to zero and the distortion went away, so I know the problem has to do with some windows settings with volume. I don’t believe it’s a clocking issue which everyone suggests it is, but any advice is welcome.
I reinstalled windows and everything else on a new SSD for my OS and the problem came back, however this time I can’t seem to find a way to solve it. When I click on the speaker icon and go to recording devices the SSL is listed again as a DSP capture device the meter shows no activity, but there seems to be no fader next to it, I have to go to another area and then click on the properties of the DSP capture device and then I can turn down the level, but this does not deal with the distortion. Does anyone understand the internal windows volume settings to help me figure this out, I’ve tried everything I can think of to solve this but I’m not that swift on tweaking windows. This is driving me crazy any help is appreciated, Take care, Logan