asked Mar 09 '19 at 22:37 by RHX1 (11)

edited Mar 09 '19 at 22:37

I bought a new laptop with: 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz i7-8550U Processor 512GB Solid State Drive PCIe

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

Here is a link to the laptop:

I'm very impressed with the quality and speed of this laptop. However after investing all this money to get Bitwig running I'm still finding issues with the audio on medium size projects. Just glitches and cracks for reasons I can't understand.

What do I do?

Windows setting- sounds- advanced- disable all internal sound cards (Realtek or whatever) until only the Scarlett is enabled.

Make sure your focusrite driver is up to date and set your latency on the focusrite software to 10ms to start. You can always lower it later.

In Bitwig, make sure the focusrite Asio driver and Scarlett hardware is selected.

Good luck!


answered Mar 10 '19 at 15:11 by aflorentino (21)


did you try to profile where Bitwig waste resources?

I run linux, even for audio... I know, I'm crazy... It happens, sometimes, that jack goes in xrun even if there is no excessive audio activity, like some process or hardware task takes 100% of the bus and cause troubles to the audio driver, which is actually managed by jack on the lower level.

It is very sporadic but definitely annoying.

So, I'm deeply nterested on your investigations.

Best regards,



answered Mar 14 '19 at 04:33 by fsciarra62 (1.0k)

I installed the ASIO Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Driver and now it seems to be working perfectly fine.

I highly recommend the laptop I just bought. The Lenovo IdeaPad 530s with the i7 Processor and 16 Gigs of RAM.


answered Mar 14 '19 at 17:16 by RHX1 (11)

On windows it might be a good idea to tweak power management, so that CPU works at 100% clock speed all the time. Because all that CPU clock speed jumping up and down to conserve energy can seriously impact performance, for audio consistency of CPU processing is important.


answered Mar 14 '19 at 17:29 by xiso (76)

Now I have a new problem. When trying to record audio there is horrible quality sound as though it's a kind of feedback. It seems like audio was working and now it sounds horrible. I don't know what happened. I can't tell if it's a issue with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface or a software issue.


answered Mar 15 '19 at 17:48 by RHX1 (11)

My friend,

I'm currently in the office, so little support to be offered right now...

By the way, the first thing which comes to mind is to verify that hardware is properly working:

  • go in your setup page and get rid of all your input channels
  • define or leave defined only a stereo channel as the master output
  • fire one of the demo project, like "In Cicles" or "Berling Morning" and check that it is all right....

This is the first step to be done, in my humble opinion.

Then, after we know that the basic hardware is correctly working, we can get back to put recording in...

Best regards,



answered Mar 15 '19 at 18:25 by fsciarra62 (1.0k)

Now it seems to be working fine. Don't know what the issue was. Thank you..

  — (Mar 16 '19 at 19:34) RHX1

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