HELP! Drivers issues with Ableton Live 9.7 and Focusrite 18i20 1st gen on Windows 7
I hope someone can help me here, I'm stuck with this problem since 3 days and now I don't know what to do...
My setup : Windows 7 64bits, Ableton Live 9.7, Audio interface Focusrite 18i20 1st gen. This things worked perfectly for years, and now this...
The problem is: 2 weeks ago, I had trouble with Live 9.7 and my Asio4All drivers (I now I should use the Focusrite 18i20 drivers but I had better latencies with the Asio4All): the audio was clipping every 3 seconds and the Asio4All mini logo in the right of the windows taskbar turned red with an exclamation point. Before you ask, this was not a buffer size issue. All I had to do was to relaunch Live a few times and the problem was gone.
But since 3 days, the problem persist even if I relaunch Live. So I decided to use the Focusrite 18i20 audio drivers. And surprise: nothing worked, Live was freezing a lot and Live's processor monitor disappeared (no percent indication in it)! And of course, no sound, and even the "play" button was broken.
So I get back with the Asio4All drivers (by the way, I use the "hardware buffer" setting), and I disabled the inputs. And suddenly, no clips every 3 seconds. So ok I can still mix my tracks in the box but I can't use my audio interface inputs...
From here I tried several things: using the "Generic Low Latency ASIO Driver" works with only 2 inputs. Then I downloaded FL studio 12 and ALL the drivers work perfectly fine: I can record all my inputs, and there is no clips. So tried reinstalling Live, reinstalling the Focusrite drivers and the Scarlette MixControl, reinstalling Live, uninstalling Asio4All, reinstalling an older version of Live... but the problem was always the same.
The last thing I did was to install the beta version of Focurite MixControl 1.9.64 with beta USB drivers 3.2.2 for the 18i20, and upgrade the firmware in the 18i20. It still works in FL12, but in Live, it acts like it works, I can see the green volumes dancing on each channel and on the master bus, but there's absolutely no sound.
Now I'm stuck with this, I don't now what to do next... If someone could help me, it would be really appreciated!