If no audio is playing on my system, and then I play audio, there are 2 pops before playing. If I stop audio, and quickly restart it, everything is fine. But if I wait about 5 seconds, and then play audio, the pops are there again. It's as if the audio engine turns off after a few seconds, and then has to turn back on when it detects audio, thus causing the pops.
It is so bad that if I don't find a fix, I'm ditching Presonus hardware and getting a proper interface.
Updated all drivers/firmware, factory reset, tried different firmware/driver versions, etc. I have disabled the 'Allow computer to disable USB devices to save power" options, disabled USB selective suspending, etc etc. I've tried everything to no avail.
When I am in a DAW though, this doesn't happen. Like the DAW is keeping the audio engine on constantly.
Interestingly, If I factory reset the device and uninstall universal control, this doesn't happen! Playback is normal and perfect. It only happens after I install Universal Control.
I contacted PreSonus about it and they weren't much help. Anyone experienced this and know of a solution?