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External Audio Interface Loss of Sound at Random


Reb0und

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#1
I've recently started experiencing a strange problem involving my Roland Duo-Capture Ex audio interface losing sound after a small period of time of it being on. The device itself will stay on and powered, as well as it being still visible under playback devices and in the device manager. Sound will just cut however for instance when playing music. through Spotify. I have gone through various fixes including reinstalling the device's drivers, connecting it through different usb ports, and disabling exclusive control. The problem will inevitably occur no matter how many times I restart the device. I know that my sound works fine since I can switch to system sound without a problem.

I've narrowed getting the problem down to my pc since I do not experience this problem when connecting the interface to my laptop. The laptop also runs Windows 10 fully updated. I've run out of fixes, and it is driving me crazy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU 3.40GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 760

Reb0und

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#2
The audio interface will also stay visible in the playback menu, however it will be stuck at the level it had before as it froze:
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU 3.40GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 760

fireberd

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#3
I have a recording studio and used to have a Roland Octa-Capture.

The Duo-Capture can run on USB bus power or external power supply. If you are using USB bus power that could be one issue.

This was designed to be used with recording software, not to be the PC's "sound card". Why do you want to use this instead of the PC's in built sound card? I find the Realtek on my motherboard to be perfectly adequate for PC sound.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

Reb0und

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The Duo-Capture can run on USB bus power or external power supply. If you are using USB bus power that could be one issue.
I haven't tried using external power, but I'll try get a power cable for it, or even using battery power just to test. Could be the problem even though I don't see any loss of power. Will report back ASAP for results.

Why do you want to use this instead of the PC's in built sound card? I find the Realtek on my motherboard to be perfectly adequate for PC sound.
I use my computer for both personal use and for recording, and I find it simpler to use the interface for both, as I do not have to be constantly switching jacks for my headphones when I want to use my recording software. There are additional reasons why, but for simplicity I'll keep it at finding it very useful to use it for both.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU 3.40GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 760

fireberd

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#5
Try a different port on the PC too. If you are using a front panel USB port, try a rear port. One other thought, make sure the PC sound is disabled, preferably in the BIOS in case it is causing a problem with the Duo-Capture.

I'm now using an MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit. I'm using the MOTU ASIO driver and it does not have "Stereo Mix" so one reason to use the PC's sound (Realtek in my case).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

Reb0und

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#6
I can confirm, the problem is not power-related...

Tested both battery power and adapter and both yield with the same crash.

This still leads to the fact that it is my pc at fault since the crashes don't occur when using the interface with my laptop.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU 3.40GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 760

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