Hi sorry if this has already come up or is a bit simple for this area. I've looked about on google and this website and tried some things and the newbie section couldn't help.
Problem is playback skipping/choppy. I have 6GB ram, i5 processor pc. Using Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB for recording. Sonar 8.5. I originally had the Driver mode set to MME (32 bit). This was difficult to use with the Latency and because i'm recording whilst listening to playback it becomes very difficult to work out the correct latency offset to use.
I then changed to ASIO for the lower latency and the automatic offset calculator but the chopping/ skipping started on playback. I increased the buffer to the max 10ms but it's still just as bad (it says max for the 2i2). I've tried stopping everything running that wasn't needed on the computer but it hasn't helped. I believe the CPU is running high whenever the skips/chops occur but it's hard to tell when the graphics are quick enough to follow them everytime.
If there's anything else i could do, maybe i'm running something wrong or wrong setting please help me. If there's a way to reduce the amount of processing done during playback that would help but my plan is to use other plugins in real time too so wouldn't help too much if it is a processor issue. I did download ASIO4ALL but i don't think i need it (could that be interferring with the 2i2's drivers?)
If there's nothing i can do i guess i'll have to go back to MME so if you know of any programs that can calculate the latency for MME that would be useful too.
Thanks for your time and help