I get clicks and pops when using the Saffire with Sonar.
In the Advanced Audio options in Sonar, under File system there are two options Enable Read Caching and Enable Write Caching--Choosing either of these options lets SONAR use the Windows disk cache while reading or writing audio data. SONAR will usually perform best with all caching disabled, which is the default setting. If your computer has an older IDE disk controller, or a disk controller that does not use DMA transfers, enabling caching may improve SONAR's audio performance. Note: Changes to these settings only take effect when you restart SONAR.
Optimising your PC for audio on Windows 7
All of the tuning tips below should be implemented if you want to achieve high speed, low latency audio recording and playback without glitches with your audio interface.
Please note: If you are...
PCI Bus Latency Timer Issues
Please note: this article applies to PCI FireWire adapters only, and is not applicable to PCI express FireWire adapters.
When a device on the PCI bus, such as a PCI expansion card gets hold of...
VIDEO: Cakewalk Sonar DAW setup guide
The following video guides you through how to set up your interface for recording and playback in Sonar:
For more videos see the FocusriteTV You Tube channel here.