If a driver on your system is taking too long to perform its task, it may stop your audio driver from processing signals as fast as it should be. This delay in response is often what leads to that popping or crackling sound from your speakers. The delay in processing leads to gaps in your audio.
Getting kind of frustrated with this. Basically I've got the helix setup to put out one DI channel and one with the helix fx. I've got record monitoring off so it sounds pretty good coming out of the helix while i'm recording. There are some pops and cracks that I don't notice when I'm just playing but it's mild. However, when I go back and listen to the actual recording there are pops, cracks, and drop outs that are just not acceptable. Because I'm not using record monitoring I've tried all buffer sizes to no avail. I'm technologically incompetent so I have no idea what to do about it. As it stands my $50 behringer interface has less issues recording than my helix.
I am having the same issue on two different UR44s in Cantabile, Cubase, and Kontakt Player, Keyscape, & UVI Workstation standalones. The audio remains digitized until I reset the driver / pause/restart the audio system in my hosts. I am on Win10 x64 with the latest 1.10 UR driver.
Skip Initial Samples (default off):Audio driver might send a chunk of non-audio signal just before starting to transmit audio data. The signal disturbs synchronization between Input and Output.The option prevents such a case by ignoring the unnecessary signal. 2b1af7f3a8