Hey folks. As the title states, I am experiencing audio dropouts/popping sounds about once per minute when using Gig Performer 4. It is somewhat subtle, so I didn’t think much of it at first, and thought it should be easy enough to resolve. I am incredibly excited about the idea of Gig Performer and have absolutely loved every other aspect of the platform, however if I am unable to resolve this I will have to return the product and go back to using Reaper.
I meticulously followed all of the instructions in “The Ultimate Guide to Optimize your Windows PC for the Stage”, as well as all of the suggestions and links posted in this thread on gearspace. Nothing has had any impact. The dropouts occur while playing my guitar with no plugins loaded at all, as well as with only one virtual instrument loaded for testing. I have tried every possible sample rate and buffer size combination. Uninstalling and disabling antivirus. I tried the built-in Realtek driver in Gig Performer, and that seems to be working without any dropouts (or at least significantly less). I also tried using ASIO4ALL instead of the Focusrite driver, and I did not notice dropouts, however the latency is at least 1 second long. I do not experience dropouts when using any number of plugins in Reaper.
I am using an ASUS TUF A15 laptop, with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H. My audio interface is the Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen.
After several nights staying up way too late and many many hours of troubleshooting, I am completely at a loss. Any support or suggestions you can offer would be deeply appreciated. Many thanks in advance.