Just wondering if people have found it difficult to live with the Liquid 56 in Windows.
I've had the card for several years, starting with W7, now W10, and I get loads of problems with the card, always have.
First off, it was nigh impossible to get recognized by the system. During the years I have used it thru Thunderbolt (never worked right) and about 5 different FW cards. The current one is the recommended Unibrain, but even that only works if I force it to use a 'Texas Instruments OCHI Compliant' firewire card driver. Otherwise the card just doesn't get noticed.
Lately I've gotten it to work rather OK. But, what remains is first off, every time Windows has a bigger update, it gets haywire somehow.
Just the other day there was Windows update - and I could not get any sound in Windows from the card. 'No audio device' etc. even though it shows right in Settings and even volume bar says Saffire and no errors - but no sound. Except in Cubase and other ASIO sound programs it works fine.
After several attempts at rebooting and switching it on and off and reinstalling Saffire mix control it is now back, and even Windows sound works correctly. Only took me 2 hours to sort it out again.
Another ever-constant annoyance is that when I start up the machine and the card, typically for a good while there is sound from the headphones jacks, but no sound from mains outs. And the front panel volume knob doesn't work.
Sometimes it helps to 'load settings from hardware' or shut off the card and back again, but most often nothing helps except waiting 5-10 minutes and BOOM suddenly there is sound also from mains out and the master volume knob works again.
It's very likely though that there is still no sound from SPDIF though (optical) and need to wait a little bit longer still. But eventually it does come up again.
Also, if I leave the system on for 24 hours, the sound might vanish again and need a reboot to get it back.
So how about it, does this all sound like typical Focusrite driver issues or what?
I've contacted their support so many times they probably notice my name already, but, well, it's always the same thing. Swapping drivers around and rebooting generally makes it work OK, more or less, and that's the end of it.
But I'm surely starting to get VERY tired of meddling it with every other time I have to start working...
Anybody have the same issues?