I just bought an alesis io2 for my athlon64 laptop, and I am having some problems. I wonder if anyone can provide some help or feedback on the issues or the device.
I only had it for 2 days and I am still experimenting with cubase le and stuff, so ..
First day I am randomly getting full noise in the signal being recorded. Strange thing I dont hear it from the monitor headphones, but I see it visually in the waveforms recorded. Then I play them back and it's all noisy of course, few mins at a time, then clean again.
2nd day I am trying to reproduce the problem but I cant any more. Seems like it's working fine..only sometimes card "switches" to crackling mode. In both recording and playback (of otherwise clean earlier recordings), the sound is just noisy..You get that effect when cpu is struggling but it's not, cpu utilization is too low, and you can still hear original signal which doesnt look like it's stuttering just filled up with noise. Hitting reset in device setup in cubase fixes it again...
So I am wondering, anyone else had problems like this and how did they get fixed? Is this an inherent problem with alesis and drivers? Or is it just bad hardware?
thanks a lot for any suggestions/ideas