Xonar Essense STX - ASIO Distorted & Unusable

For a while now, I've been using live 9.0.4 without issue with my Xonar Essence STX set to ASIO mode with 1ms latency. However, I recently got a Launch Control, and that required me to update to 9.1.4.

After doing so, the program is totally and utterly unusable. Any sound that I have is extremely distorted and grainy.

I've checked through all of the settings multiple times, and any combination of Bit Depths, Latencies or Sample Rates with the STX ASIO flat out does not work. If I use ASIO4All or MME, then everything is fine. However I don't like A4A, since it seems to add just that little bit of latency to my output even after being correctly configured, and it flat out doesn't allow me to use my inputs.

Interestingly enough, it seems to only be processed audio that is having this problem. If I select "Reduce Monitoring Latency" then my mic input is perfect, but if I then add any reverb to that the reverb is garbaged.

This problem happened after installing 9.1.4 without changing anything else at all. I've since reinstalled the audio drivers and ableton from scratch, but nothing has changed at all. I've also tried ~5 different versions of ableton, and it's broken in seemingly all versions after 9.0.4.


Any help would be massively appreciated, thanks


Jademalo 3 years ago | 0 comments

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  • dj_apple2003
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    I try every same her my sound card stx not working ableton live 8 intro its fine.

    3 years ago | 0 comments

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