I want to start by saying I understand this is most likely not a problem with my 1824c or the Studio One DAW itself, and probably has something to do with Windows settings. But windows support gives nothing regarding this issue, and I feel like I've come to the end of the line hoping someone here had the same issue.
The problem is this: I am constantly hearing my mic input 100% of the time whether a DAW is open, closed, or even if my computer is turned off. I have my speakers routed from the main outs, and I've tried all of the outs as well with the same results. The biggest setback is that when I need to record a vocal for example, it makes the voice stack in the headphones making it louder, and it adds a doubling effect with a very slight delay. Changing through the sample rates did not help either. The other effect it has in Studio One is when I record-enable or monitor a track. For both audio and MIDI instruments, it does the same loudening effect as mentioned before.
I've tried a lot of redownloading of drivers and programs with no success and tried to go as deep as I could into the Windows settings to try and disable apps from using the interface. The last thing I tried was to delete the universal audio and Sonarworks, but the problem is still here. Any advice or a pointer to a better forum would be much appreciated.