I updated the firmware and drivers for my Firepod a couple of days ago, hoping that they had fixed the quirkiness of the "firewire chaining mechanizm." (So that I could chain my firewire HD to the Firepod without the usual problems.
Now there is no option to set the clock to "internal", the only option is "computer", and I am occasionally getting digital stuttering and dropouts.
I have played around with the latency settings for the firepod... With the old drivers I could get 4ms in/4msout. Now it doesnt function reliably with a setting of less than 8ms. And at that, it still occasionally does the stutter.
The remidy is to close and restart Cubase... Usually works.
Its a PITA for me, and embarassing in front of clients, and makes me look MORE like an amateur.
Anyone have similar experience / ideas?
I would be happy to just "rollback" the drivers to the old ones for reliabilitys sake, but I cannot find any info on doing that, and the documentation / online "FAQ" just doesnt cut the mustard. (My biggest complaint with the firepod is the lack of docs)