We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Yamaha Steinberg USB driver for Windows 10 64-bit.
Please note that older Windows releases are not supported anymore. Version 2.0.3 will remain the latest version for Windows 7 and Windows 8!
For detailed information, we ask you to refer to the corresponding version history on the download page.
Ed, I’d like to say thank you for first of all acknowledging the problem and secondly for your apology.
That is appreciated, and as the saying goes the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem!
The advice to sanitise a PC as a dedicated DAW is however not particularly helpful to most of us. Unless you are running a full studio this is simply not practical, but in that case you are more likely to have a high end RME or other audio interface.
Objectively Steinberg’s audio interfaces are far more likely to be in home studios, where users do not have the luxury or a dedicated machine and/or need the flexibility and convenience of having other stuff running. That is certainly the case for me, and a requirement to run nothing else would absolutely be a deal breaker.
My personal experience is that the drop outs occur when there is significant hard disk activity saving files while the interface is capturing. I’m no expert but my sense is it must be related to the driver somehow being interrupted by that disk activity. If that gives you any idea please try to fix this, because otherwise my UR44 is an excellent interface, that is unfortunately badly let down by this issue.
I have a 4or 5 year old UR22 mkII and Windows 10/64 bit on an older HP laptop. All sound started to be scratchy and distorted. Windows told me I had the latest driver (2.0) so I was blaming iTunes and Win Media players and getting nowhere. Finally I tried Steinberg support and found this driver (2.0.4) and it works perfectly again. Try it!
I also found out that if the interface is installed with the Universal MS Drivers it is not recognised as ASIO device in Cubase.
But after I installed the driver I was no more able to select higher or lower bit rates or sample rate.
So now I can only select 24-Bit/48kHz.
With the MS driver I was able to select up to 24/192.
Found that on my normal PC under Windows 10 as on my DAW-PC first on Windows 10 and now on Windows 11 the same behaviour…