Tried to find a similar report before posting this, but have not found anything.
I’m running Audirvana Studio 2.6.2 (20602) on an M1 Max MacBookPro with macOS 14.1.2. Using an external USB-C dongle DAC as output device. Trying to make sense of the various upsampling and process settings and trialing sound quality differences.
The Audirvana Studio app seems highly unstable when switching settings and often crashes upon even a single change. Sometimes it immediately disappears upon saving settings, sometimes the app crashes upon buffering of the first played track. When crashing, pref’s seemed not to be saved: the previous last song and the previous settings are presented when restarted.
Exclusive and Integer Mode = on
Audio buffer size = max
Max. I/O Buffer size = on
SysOptimizer = on
No signal processing
No volume levelling
No volume control
No sample rate limit
Apple Music synchronizing
Local files synchronizing
Not including the used settings for upsampling, since I have been trying SoX and r8brain with various settings (off, 2x, max, etc.) Point is that when changing these settings specifically, crashes occur.
I am giving Audirvana time to switch on/off exclusive mode. I am frequently quitting the app to save pref’s prior to playing a track, as to prevent settings to get lost when crashing.
Before starting a test, I check with Audio Midi Setup app whether devices are present and/or locked. I use a CPU/Memory meter and I can see that Audirvana never maxes out.
I can’t reproduce the exact issue with a fixed path of clicks or interactions. In some cases, I can click around and nothing happens, at other moments I run into crashes repeatedly. I have now installed the Audirvana helper needed for system optimization and, knock on wood, it seems to run more stable.
My question: is this a known issue?