Hi there, me again.
Ok, so just had my first BSOD since the last update. Let me get you up to speed.
So, Maschine and the Motu seem to still be working ok together tho I am having to observe a few rituals in order to get them to play.
On startup of each program I have to open up the driver panel (I'm using ASIO at the moment, more on that in a bit) and wait for a few seconds until the dialog shifts position on the screen a touch. Seemingly 'shaking hands' with the audio driver. I usually have to do this more than once in order to get audio playback. However, it seems that once a link has been established the programs work fine. This is annoying, but I recall having to do the same with NI's Audio Kontrol 1 before they sorted out the drivers.
My main issue now is regarding sample rates and Windows audio. I would prefer to work in 96kHz 24bit, and as a result choose that sample rate in the Motu Audio Console. As I already stated Sonar and Maschine don't seem to mind this too much. However, if I try to play windows audio or a youtube video etc I more often than not get silence. At first my internet browser would try to change the rate to 44.1, so I assumed there must be an option in windows audio to choose 96k. I was right.
After I first encountered Windows audio issues I checked these properties. 88 and 96 weren't checked, 'A ha' I thought, this must be it, simple. No change, indeed, sometimes they decide to un-check themselves. They now seem to remain checked.
After reading yet more posts by people having issues with this card I found out about the advanced tab. This only appears when 'Use Wave RT for Windows audio' is checked in the audio console. This only gives me two options when the Motu is set to 96k, see above. The fact that it's only offering 16bit is the only issue I've found that may be the key, although there seems no way to change this. Coincidentally, if the motu is set to 44.1 it offers me 24 bit 44.1 and 48kHz options. Also, the Advanced tab now remains available whether Wave RT is enabled or not.
Just to clarify, I have tried seemingly all the various setups for this card. Wave RT on/off, using that in conjunction with Sonar's WDM and ASIO drivers, various sample rates the list seems pretty vast.
There really doesn't seem to be a pattern to all this, sometimes audio works in Firefox, more often it doesn't. Sometimes a 96k audio clip will play through Media Player, sometimes without conversion and more often silence and a stuck playback marker. This is massively frustrating because it's making finding a working solution really difficult.
You know you're getting tired of this when a BSOD occurs and you consider it a break through. 'Finally, some info'. The SC was set to 96k, I opened Google Chrome and chose a video on the BBC website. The Motu's LCD flashed over to 44, a quiet, high pitched sequel and the BSOD. 111412-7160-01.dmp
I'm quite certain that it's sample rates causing the grief, but I'm at a loss. Is there another check box lurking somewhere I've missed?