Yeah... I have the TI chipset (not VIA). I have a firestudio project, and the **** S1-3 has never stopped crackling. Yes, latest version, latest drivers, etc. It goes off at the most inopportune times. System requirements? Try this on for size:
Intel I7-5690 (octa-core) @ 3.9 GHz (Water Cooled)
MSI X99A G-7 motherboard
32GB Corsair Dominator @ 3.0 GHz
25 TB of RAID 0 SATA (6G/s)
Not really relevant, but nVidia Titan X video card
Texas Instruments 1394 firewire card
Presonus Firestudio Project
Even at max latency (in both UC and S1-3), eventually, crackles and pops happen. It even happens on track 1 (with no other tracks or FX eventually)
Now, even at a latency of 32, ProTools doesn't crackle... not once.
I love the arrangement tools in Studio One. But I'm tellin' ya... I'm ready to throw anything that says Presonus on it (including my monitors) in the trash if I can't get this fixed. I'm updating my entire studio, so now's the time. T-minus 3 days for a response before I switch companies and don't look back. Sorry for the threats. But over a year of frustration is making me lose my friggin' mind.