Having trouble with my new CI2

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Having trouble with my new CI2

Postby Tolun » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 pm

Hi. First I apologize if my english is not good enough.
I've bought a pair of Yamaha HS80M's and one CI2. I've installed from the cd first. There was dropouts... Then I installed the latest drivers in this site. In windows 8 64 bit. Now i've installed windows 7 64 bit and tried latest driver before installing anything. I've installed a new external usb and used it only for CI2. After that, it became more stable, but there was still dropouts. I've read so many things and thought that maybe It's because of my power supply and bought an external powered usb hub. That didn't solve anything as well. I am really clueless right now. (There's a little hiss sound too by the way)

My hardware here:
Gigabyte P43-ES3G Motherboard
Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300
Ati radeon HD 4650
480W power supply

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Having trouble with my new CI2

Postby Tolun » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:51 pm

I have solved my problems but I won't share what solved my problem since I've got no help or reply from anyone. And thanks to that I've spent more money to solve the problem. And finally, It works perfect and the solution has nothing to do with anything I've bought. If you are a customer looking for support from steinberg about CI2, and have the same problem as me, just PM me your mail adress and I'll share my knowledge.
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Re: Having trouble with my new CI2

Postby daodao456 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:04 am

I'm having the exact same problems with my CI2+ under Windows 8, 64 bit. I've tried pretty much everything I could think of, but the sound coming from the CI2+ keeps dropping every few minutes, the dropouts usually last about 2-5 seconds. Then the sound comes back. During the dropouts all the LEDs on the CI2+ are NOT interrupted, so there doesn't seem to be any power failure as far as I can tell. Also, Windows does not tell me that the device has been disconnected and/or reconnected, which I imagine would happen in the case of power failure.

This happens in every software, for example when I play videos or music in windows, too. I'm going to buy an externally powered USB hub, but I don't want to waste any more money if it won't solve the problem.

Has anyone had similar issues and been able to resolve them?
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Re: Having trouble with my new CI2

Postby Guest » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:53 pm

what is your asio buffer size , try raising it to 256 and see what happens ,i think by default it's set on 64 which causes audio dropouts
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Re: Having trouble with my new CI2

Postby daodao456 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:26 pm

My CI2+ worked fine with Cubase 6.5 under Windows 7, without any need for customization of any settings. The problems started under Windows 8. I reverted back to Windows 7 over the weekend, and it seems my problems are gone (at least for now).

I'll have to do some more extensive testing, but during a quick test with a project that gave me trouble before I couldn't reproduce the error.

It might have been a problem with some unsupported or bad drivers for my hardware on Windows 8, or just a general compatibility issue, I can't tell.

For now, my problem is solved, but if I should ever run into the same kind of problem again, I'll make sure to try @filterfreak's suggestions (thanks, by the way)
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Re: Having trouble with my new CI2

Postby Rikelektrik » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:21 am

daodao456 wrote:I'm having the exact same problems with my CI2+ under Windows 8, 64 bit. I've tried pretty much everything I could think of, but the sound coming from the CI2+ keeps dropping every few minutes, the dropouts usually last about 2-5 seconds. Then the sound comes back. During the dropouts all the LEDs on the CI2+ are NOT interrupted, so there doesn't seem to be any power failure as far as I can tell. Also, Windows does not tell me that the device has been disconnected and/or reconnected, which I imagine would happen in the case of power failure.

This happens in every software, for example when I play videos or music in windows, too. I'm going to buy an externally powered USB hub, but I don't want to waste any more money if it won't solve the problem.

Has anyone had similar issues and been able to resolve them?


I have had a CI2 for about 8 months (more or less), and I´d never had a problem before but today it stared to have audio dropouts just like the ones described above. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Having trouble with my new CI2

Postby Reiknir » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:38 am

Rikelektrik wrote:I have had a CI2 for about 8 months (more or less), and I´d never had a problem before but today it stared to have audio dropouts just like the ones described above. Anyone have any suggestions?


Make sure the application you are using is set to use the CI2 ASIO drivers, sometimes Cubase and other apps reset the default audio driver, for instance if the USB interface is unplugged for some reason and in that case they will fall back on the default driver presented by the system, in this case a CI2 windows driver rather than the ASIO one.
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Re: Having trouble with my new CI2

Postby G-string » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:27 pm

Rikelektrik wrote:
daodao456 wrote:I'm having the exact same problems with my CI2+ under Windows 8, 64 bit. I've tried pretty much everything I could think of, but the sound coming from the CI2+ keeps dropping every few minutes, the dropouts usually last about 2-5 seconds. Then the sound comes back. During the dropouts all the LEDs on the CI2+ are NOT interrupted, so there doesn't seem to be any power failure as far as I can tell. Also, Windows does not tell me that the device has been disconnected and/or reconnected, which I imagine would happen in the case of power failure.

This happens in every software, for example when I play videos or music in windows, too. I'm going to buy an externally powered USB hub, but I don't want to waste any more money if it won't solve the problem.

Has anyone had similar issues and been able to resolve them?


I have had a CI2 for about 8 months (more or less), and I´d never had a problem before but today it stared to have audio dropouts just like the ones described above. Anyone have any suggestions?


try turning your wifi and Bluetooth off and adjusting your buffer size
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