Model 12 Noise Error and misreading as a Model 24 (BROKEN AGAIN )

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  1. madem

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    ASIO is all I use in Reaper. And its audio thread priority is maybe influencing this, I'm assuming this is whats making a difference.

    It still doesnt change the fact that all my other audio devices dont need this work around. This isnt something I've ever had to do before just to stop the audio from being all messed up in any other Windows apps :)

    Still, it feels like a step forward in finding where the error is. I'm suspecting the priority for USB audio is off somewhere?
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    Every time I post this "I think I've got it sussed" thing, the sound goes down the pan instantly, but...

    I think I've got this issue resolved :) Fingers crossed, again :)

    edit: if this is finally resolved, its down to having thought i'd tried all my different USB ports. The mobo only has USB 2 and USB 3 ports. The mixer is USB 2. Thinking this might be some form of USB audio priority issue, I thought I'd try all the different USB ports again.

    Lo and behold, the first USB 3 port I tried seems to have resolved this! I've removed exclusive mode, admin rights, internal audio renderers and the audio is improved. Previously, even when the sound was breaking down, it would still click very often. Even that click has gone, and the sound havent broken down yet.

    Yet... :)

    It still doesnt explain why the other USB 2 audio devices I have work just fine in the USB 2 ports tho.
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    I dont have a single setting that isnt set up for Windows and audio. All USB ports are correctly configured as per any guides there are.

    I dont understand what setting or Windows error I have that could cause this 1 device to error when using the USB 2 ports, while no other devices show any error?

    No errors, no breakdown of sound for 12 hours now. This is a massive relief :D
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    And now my system is constantly dropping the USB connection, and I just saw a spark come out the USB C port on the Mixer when plugging it back in.

    WTF?!
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    Maybe your computer is packing it in?
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    No other device I have is doing this.
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    Sending it back. I shouldnt be seeing sparks come out the back of the Mixer, and I dont want a fire risk in the house.

    ASIO no longer works and the Mixer keeps dropping the connection. So I now have no sound at all.

    Great stuff.
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    Yep - with these problems and especially the sparks, I would definitely swap out the unit. Try another one? With the problems you’ve had, I would be gun shy, but I’d also want to check to see if a different works, especially since no one else has had quite the experience you’ve had.
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    I do love the mixer otherwise! :)
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    Your studio has an earthing (grounding) issue. That could explain a lot of what's been going on.
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    Hmm. I'll look into it but literally nothing else has changed in the space apart from remove one mixer, and replace it with this one. These arent issues I've had previously.

    That being said, I'm def going to check out your suggestion as I'm happy to try and eliminate all possibilities.

    The suggestion is very much appreciated.
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    -mjk- Moderator Staff Member

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    But you did change something very important. You changed mixers. That's like a heart transplant. It's the center of everything and everything connects to it.

    The past literally does not matter with these types of issues. You have them now and they have to be solved by using science.

    Sparks in studios are not as rare as you may think. I've dealt with ground systems in both recording and radio system. All it takes is 1 piece of gear with bad bypass caps in the power supply and you have problems. Any time there is a difference of electrical potential current flows from somewhere to somewhere, and through something. You may have to tie all your equipment together with grounding wires or even implement a star ground system.
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    True.

    Hence why even tho I dont think its my studio, I'll check it all out however I can, just in case something is up. I cant know for sure unless I eliminate all possibilities, like you say, as scientifically as I can :)

    Obviously, that includes switching the mixer out just in case I got one that's got some form of error. There is obviously also a chance that my mobo is on its way out and causing this too.
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