Does anyone else use a Saffire Pro 24 audio device, or similar Focusrite/Saffire device for an audio I/O?
Gradually over the last week it has sounded like my Mac's audio system has descended deeper and deeper into some global bit crushing filter... in other words, like it was losing bit depth! Very strange. I'm not sure why this was happening... I was desperately flipping switches in the SaffireMix program that comes with the box, switched on Settings>SPDIF AC3 Device, then heard silence... then switched it off again and boom, clear audio once again. Whaaaaa?
Asking here because I think the problem might involve the computer itself, not just the saffire box. Also, I'm wondering if someone can't enlighten me as to the digital audio encoding/decoding processes, and what better a forum for that than stack overflow!