Me again. I have a couple of questions regarding Bootcamp. With all the fun talk about Cubase 6 running better on a PC I wanted to give it a try. I don’t know. Just curiosity I guess. So here it goes….
I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my iMac via Bootcamp. Everything installed perfectly. Had the machine running nice and smoothly. Windows was up to date with the service pack. The machine had an index performance rate of 7.2. Considering how picky Microsoft can be regarding its hardware, I was actually impressed that it got such a high score. It was a beautiful thing. That is…….
Until I installed my Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 firewire interface. I’ve never heard so many crackles and pops. I was quite surprised that it was making so much noise. I mean I followed all the directions on the interwebs. I disabled a lot of windows servicing crap. Knocked down the visual performance. I even changed the firewire driver to the legacy driver and I was still getting the pops. I disabled my wifi connection. Yet, It would happen every 1 minutes or so. For the life of me I can’t understand why I’m getting these damn pops. My machine is so damn quick too.
Here is how I tested it. I installed my Vienna Instruments. Loaded it up and used a latency buffer of 512. Just to be sure. It played just fine. No delay whatsoever until it started to pop a minute later. The ASIO buffer on my Focusrite mixer is set to 512 as well. Now I’m at a lost. Everything was running perfect via OSX. Again this is just an experiment.
So my questions are,
Could it be my firewire interface that’s causing the issue? Am I missing something?
Or this a stupid idea that I should just scrap?
iMac 21.5 Mid 2011 – i7 Cpu, 32GB Ram, 240SSD OS HD, 1TB Samples Drive, 1TB eSata Drive.
OSX – Mountain Lion 10.8.2, Cubase 6.5, EWQL, VSL VEP 5, VSL Instruments PRO, Kontakt 5.
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24, Novation Impulse