I returned the maudio 2496 that was giving me pops and clicks and figured I’d just go all out and get a really good card and be problem free and bought an RME HDSPe AIO and still have the same problems.
Been trouble shooting for a couple of weeks now and cannot resolve it. If anyone has had a similar problem I’d really appreciate any help.
Steinberg says it’s not a Cubase problem,RME says it’s something I need to talk to the Mobo manufacturer about and Asrock says it’s an RME issue that need to be dealt with in the firmware. So basically the buck is being passed around.
RME doesn;t think it’s an IRQ issue ,it’s on IRQ40 so it’s on a shared IRQ, I don;t think it’s possible to switch IRQ’s manually anyways. At a loss and stuck with an expensice sound card performing worse than the onboard Realtek .
Most time such proplems can occour because of additional hardware like CD-Roms, DVD, USB-Consoles, WLAN Cards… Try to deactivate in BIOS or plug out those ones! Remove hardware one by one to check. Deactivate onboard sound and parallel / serial ports in bios. try with resetted bios configuration. deactivate powerprofiles in windows.
At the end, try to reinstall the whole system, maybe there’s an outdated driver not properly deinstalled.
I do not think it is Steinberg and I do not think it is the RME.
Download the DPC latency checker and see if your pops and clicks appear when there’s a spike in the latency.
Now go to your device manager in Windows and turn off components one by one, untill the spikes disappear.
Wifi cards are usually a good first bet, at least in my case it was responsible for latency spikes every 10 seconds.
I’ve tried disabling LAN(no wifi on the board) in bios and device manager no change, onboard sound is disabled in bios, deactivated speed step no change,HT no change, what are the parallel/serial ports in bios? Pwer profile is set to high performance.
Both DPC and LatencyMon show no spikes and say it’s fine for audio. The Asio meter in C7 is constantly fluttering even when nothing is being played.
I’m going to try disabling more stuff today,maybe VIA 1394,I’m not using firewire maybe that’s it.
The strange thing is that when I first got the Maudio 2496 it worked fine for a week or so,then I tried to adjust the buffer setting and it crashed giving the IRQ blue screen. I just can;t remember if I was changing buffers because the clicks/pops started or if they started after I tried to change settings and got the crash.
I’m starting to think that’s my problem. I’m on an ASUS p5kc which works flawlessly with Cubase but I’m not sure my Liquid Saffire 56 feels the same way.
I’m able to switch my mic off and on again at it’s power supply and get a good signal for a short while but then the dreaded picking up of ‘something’ is back again.
I’ve used earth XLR lifters, made sure no signal cables are running on power cables, plugged the mic into the mains direct and even tried removing 60hz (tv signal int he UK) but still nothing will rid this…
I am recording however quite close to my Yamaha monitors, the mic is 6 foot to the left of my DAW in a small vocal booth, could this be the problem?
If not, I think we’re both having a chipset problem, what board are you using?
Sorry it’s not a p5kc that’s a board I’m having problems with for audio/video
ASUS - P6T SE http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T_SE/Share
Intel LGA1366 Platform; Intel® X58/ ICH10R chipset; ASUS TurboV - New OC … IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video …
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I also have a texas instruments external card, should I use that over the Mobos firewire port?
I’ve upgraded to the latest firmware but that was last updated late 2009.
DPC latency checker reports back that something on my system is ocassionaly causing a problem and I get a red 8000us spike once every now and again but running on yellow bar 99% of the time…
So I’ve opened device manager and seen the warning triangle next to VIA 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller - all firmware is up to date so should I disable this? The other of the 2 is fine… Image attached.
I’m running a decent enough system so this seems to be the only thing that could be causing this occasional audio spike I’m getting…
Anybody had anything like this on a windows system? Maybe it’s time I switch from Asio to Core audio or get a better board as I’ve taken this top end 2009 board to all it can be…
Seems I might have been the bearer of my own bad news…
I actually thought the card I got given by a friend that has been showing problems was a TI and not a VIA so I guess that’s the first point of call as you mention. The standard VIA on the board doesn’t seem to be up to date enough for 2013 protocol.
Everything else is flawless but the signal at times so I’ll cop a card now and report back.
That’s not quite right, it should always be green. Seems there’s 2 things going on. First of all you get occasional spikes that probably cause the pops you hear. Second something in your system is bottlenecking your latency figures, which may not appear to be a problem now but when you start pushing your system I think you’ll notice you’ll get dropouts earlier than necessary.