So maybe that’s all it took: I’ve had a Scarlett 2i4 for about a year now, and apart from it occasionally getting ‘missed’ by the PC’s fast start-up unplug and replug sorts that , it’s been rock solid with W Windows Defender is indeed pretty limited on Windows 7. The PCI card with conflict. I don’t think the port you picked is “lucky. Also, USB ports can share resources with other devices, meaning you can have different bandwidth amounts available on each USB port — in short, they’re not created equal, so try different ports. I don’t see any video card audio drivers enabled in the Device Manager.
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I find MSE very buggy for the updating these days, it stalls. Haven’t received registration validation E-mail? Really like the unit.
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For the past week, I haven’t had any dropouts except with certain scalrett, which have been known for audio glitches. IOW, make it a last resort! Well, at least the free ones.
In Windows 8 and 10 it’s a full on anti virus, but not 7. It’s very common for me to be playing a demanding game, ripping a CD, and listening to music all at the same time, with no problems. Just to chime in. I don’t have any issues with my set up but as I said, I have no other audio device available so Windows seems happy to use my Scarlett.
I work with them in the middle Unless you have a zillion things hooked up to all your ports that are sucking power from the Scarlett. Also, USB ports can share resources with other devices, meaning focsrite can have different bandwidth amounts available on each USB port — in short, asiio not created equal, so try different ports.
I’m pretty sure I have one laying around. I have read lots of posts where this was the issue. I will test more tomorrow to see if I get any dropouts. So, maybe the last USB port I picked to try is indeed “lucky”.
Disable them in Device manager. Of course this requires a second set of speakers for the on board audio. If I buy a USB PCI card scarletr find one in my closetthen do any of the following choices matter in terms of the minimizing the likelihood of dropouts when using the Scarlett with Sonar?
But didn’t you say you ran Latency Monitor and found nothing? You should also check if you have any unnecessary utilities in Startup Task Manager-Startup tab.
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As for startup items, I’m pretty good at periodically going through msconfig and services. I’ve been listening to the Scarlett for 3 hours straight this morning, and haven’t had any dropouts. I didn’t notice anything hogging the CPU, besides the normal games, programming apps, etc.
So do I think it’s a good idea? I think it’s a matter of choosing a port that is free and clear of other activity. I don’t see any video card audio drivers enabled in the Device Manager. So maybe that’s all it took: Mostly just stuff for work, games, and multimedia. My interface uses wall power, ssio your case if you have 2 devices that both need USB power on the same hub your going to have a problem.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (USB audio interface) – Dropouts, ASIO, and other questions
Video card audio drivers are scaarlett to cause problems. Yes, if you’re no longer detecting any other interruptions, the problems were likely due to the USB3 port. Well you are doing lots of stuff I avoid with my DAW. Moved to a USB2 port and it seems to be okay.
I never gave those things much consideration until now!