Topic: FF400 audio breaking up / firewire problems
I've just bought a fireface 400 and am having problems with the audio breaking up (stuttering) and finally degenerating into a noise / constant note.
My setup is:
-Dell Inspiron 1545 dual core
-Windows XP sp3
-Lindy Express card 34 1394a with 2 six pin ports
-The latest ff400 drivers / firmware as of yesterday
The audio break down happens in:
-cubase. It plays back for about 60 seconds before breaking up
-windows media player for mp3s and wavs
-any other audio including system sounds
For troubleshooting I've:
-played with the sample rate in the ff400... and just about every other setting
-disabled everything I possibly can in xp devices including native sound drivers, cd rom, wifi etc.
In the ff400 settings panel I can see the errors building up consistently whilst playing audio, and the manual says that this could be due to loads on the PCI bus due to insufficient buffering in FireWire controllers. However, it also states that the ff400 has a mechanism to handle any dropouts.
Any ideas??? Else I need to send it back to the suppliers quicksmart before I spend twice the price of the product and the rest of my forseeable life trying to fix it :-O