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#455618 - 02/04/18 11:59 AM [Off-Topic] Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units
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If you have a 18i20 or 18i8 2nd generation unit, they updated the drivers again to fix a potential crash on exit.

If you have other Focusrite units, it's worth checking your drivers. Lots of updates have been released in the last few months. https://us.focusrite.com/downloads
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#455620 - 02/04/18 12:17 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Thanks for the tip. I'll need to explore that for sure.
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#455628 - 02/04/18 12:59 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Wow, I wonder what's up with those 2nd gen drivers?
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#455645 - 02/04/18 02:15 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Actually very little. The changes have mostly been about USB drivers. There is no difference related to audio.
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#455662 - 02/04/18 03:46 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: sslechta]
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Originally Posted By: sslechta
Wow, I wonder what's up with those 2nd gen drivers?


I'd be happy if I could keep my Focusrite from changing to 24 bit with no input from me. I want 16 bit 44.1 and it keeps changing. I am between a rock and a hard place because if I set my interface up for Real Band, then use it for Pro Tools, it gets confused. I may have to dedicate a computer to Pro tools and another to Real Band and have a Focusrite for each. It doesn't seem to be smart enough to switch back and forth like my M-Audio did.
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#455725 - 02/05/18 06:44 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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@Eddie, will answer via the PM you dropped to me.
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#455731 - 02/05/18 07:27 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Eddie, some piece of equipment or software is making that change. The Focusrite units I have used (4 of them) all hold the bit and sample rates until directed to change.

Or yours is defective.
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#455736 - 02/05/18 07:49 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Well, I don't know if I explained that issue right. If I write something on RB in my downstairs computer, copy it across network tot he upstairs computer, when I open it in RB up there and hit play I am told "this is at 48000 and...." yet the only sound equipment on the downstairs computer is the onboard sound card and that is at 16 bit 44.1 so I have no idea why I see that message upstairs.

Note that the downstairs is Windows 7 64 bit and the upstairs is that awful Windows 10 1709 Creator's Studio or whatever they named it when they shoved that update down my throat. That update also makes that computer look to the world like a new computer, so my iLok no longer works, rendering Pro Tools useless.

I am not going to sweat any of this because within 45 days or so I am buying 2018 and I hope that smooths some of this out.


Edited by eddie1261 (02/05/18 07:50 AM)
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#455738 - 02/05/18 07:53 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Yup, Matt. Hey Eddie, something I did not mention in PM. Maybe your Windows driver is set to that 24 bit setting. Since you referenced the Windows update there's a chance M$ blew it up.

1) Right-click on the speaker icon in your Windows tray, lower right of your screen and choose Playback Devices.
2) On the Playback tab, right-click on the Focusrite driver and choose Properties.
3) Click on the Advanced tab and verify you are at 16 bit, 44.1 KHz Stereo. This could be where it's not set right for you.

If this fixes it, then you know the Windows update blew your drivers up.
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#455740 - 02/05/18 07:58 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: sslechta]
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I checked that Steve. 16 bit, 44.1!!! I DID have to re-enable it after the dreaded 1709 upgrade or it wouldn't work for anything! Not even Judge Judy at 3pm!
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#455742 - 02/05/18 08:05 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Then I'm going to guess that either your RealBand or Pro Tools software is changing the bit and sampling rate on you. You'll need to check the softwares for that. If you've only been hitting RealBand lately, the issue may be there.

1) Open RealBand.
2) Go to Options-->Preferences-->2-Audio Tab.
3) Check Audio File Type in the upper left of the window.

P.S. - You may want to open the RealBand project you are on as well to see if the audio settings may save different per project.


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#455743 - 02/05/18 08:06 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Eddie, do you do video editing?

And BIAB 2018 is not going to have any effect here.
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#455780 - 02/05/18 10:15 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
Eddie, do you do video editing?


Not really. Just low level stuff for my youtube channel. And not on that computer. (I have 6.)

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And BIAB 2018 is not going to have any effect here.


Well, if something is hosed in my installation, that's why the thinking goes that way.

Plus this gives me an excuse to spend money I don't want to spend.


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#455789 - 02/05/18 11:19 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: Matt Finley]
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How did your RealBand settings look compared to the screenshot above?
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#455791 - 02/05/18 11:23 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Yet another Focusrite Scarlett update for upper 2nd gen units [Re: sslechta]
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Exact. I get a yello warning message in the top right saying that the work is at 24 bit 48000, and it is not. Created on the downstairs computer set exactly like the screenshot.

Next test is to bring the Focusrite down here and write something on it with it installed on this Windows 7 64 bit computer.

After my nap.
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