I have deactivated my built in windows audio card already and only have the Steinberg UR824 available when using Cubase. I have experience a terrible loud static pop sound when changing between sounds in Padshop, and for that matter, in Halion 4 too. It does not occur every time, but it is not a good thing to hear when you are recording live.
It seems to help once I audition the sound first and then if I switch back to the others there is no popping. I use one instance of Padshop and simply bus the audio to a track to record in our live sets.
My setup is Intel Core I-7 with 16gb of ram and 7200 rpm hard drive on ASUS laptop.
Anyone found a fix for this?