Wow, yeah that was the culprit! I didn't believe it at first and begrudgingly uninstalled the drivers
... lo and behold the BSOD is gone, my audio is working perfectly (apparently some robotic sounding artifacts were rooted in this faulty driver
!!!), and I have yet to install some updated ones. Thanks you SO MUCH for the help!!!!!!!
Just in case anyone is reading this, DO NOT BUY A TASCAM US122/122L/144 INTERFACE. THEY ARE A WASTE OF MONEY DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF PROBLEMS THEY CAUSE. Tascam equipment is wonderful from my experience, all except for this line of interfaces. There is your warning. </rant