I use a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen with Gigperformer and it runs into a laptop. I play at home and at local venues. Being in the south of Spain, the electrical supplies aren’t always the best and from time to time there’ll be a brown out or a momentary loss of power (under 1 second). Unfortunately this causes the Focusrite to disconnect for a moment. The red screen comes up on gigperformer letting me know that the interface has been disconnected but it never recovers - it results in gigperformer crashing and I have to reopen it. In a live situation this means the band can’t play for at least a minute while I recover everything. This has happened twice in the last month at live events.
What can be done to stop GP from freaking out and crashing so that it can, instead, gracefully recover?
Thanks in advance
EDIT: Removal of mentions of BSOD as no longer relevant to conversation.
that’s definitely something I had considered but it adds more bulk and weight to my already bulky and weighty setup (and doesn’t resolve the main issue either). If I did get a UPS it would be a much smaller one designed for a single device
I’m not exactly sure how GP can protect you if there’s a power problem. For a start, GP itself does not do any kernel level operations (it runs just as a regular application) so can it itself cause BSOD issues.
The BSOD is most likely being caused by the device driver for your audio interface. Most likely the power issue puts the interface in some strange state that the device driver doesn’t or can’t properly handle.
The BSOD is much less frequent than the software crash. I understand what you’re saying about BSOD but as it’s not the typical outcome let’s discount that.
The fact that GP has a provision for the disconnection of the audio hardware (red screen telling you to reconnect it) suggests that this has already been given some consideration. I have also read that others do not suffer a crash when this occurs to them. So I’m really trying to ascertain why GP’s ‘safety’ system doesn’t catch them all/catch mine?
GP can only detect that the device disconnected or reconnected via information from the device driver. If the device driver is faulty (and therefore causes a BSOD), GP can’t do anything. You need to contact whoever created the device driver.
I actually use the UK plug version of that Eaton UPS… it works really, really well. I have my PC and Roland Fantom plugged into the battery backed side and my powered stage monitors and a USB charger plugged into the surge protected side on my live rig.