Topic: Dropouts with RME Fireface UC and low buffer
I have a RME Fireface UC. I need to have a high buffer, 512, or I will experience dropouts / pops / crackle. I doesn't matter if I'm working with material from the harddrive, ie audio files, if I'm recording or if I'm only using software instruments. I would like to have a lower buffer to decrease lag and I'm sure that the Fireface is able to handle a much lower buffer.
The CPU workload is low, about 10%, same with the GPU.
I'm not maxing out RAM.
All drivers are up to date.
I bought the interface used and it came with a cheaper wallwart. I have ordered a new power supply but I'm not sure that the psu is the problem.
The USB cable is pretty old, can that be part of the problem? What kind of cable should I get in that case?
Really, I guess that it might be a problem with conflicting drivers. I have read that I should disable other drivers than the Fireface ASIO. I'll try that but I really wish I could play audio from my browser while I'm using AmpliTube, to be able to practice to lessons and so on.
Anyone here has a good idea where I could start?
I know that the fireface UC is pretty old now but I'm sure I could make it work.