Thank you for all the advice:) I am using the most current Focusrite drivers downloaded directly from their website.. I have used asio-for-all in the past... Being as that is basically a "generic" type of driver I felt that the latest driver from the manufacturer would suit me best... however that is surely worth a try so I will give it a shot
The "other DAW" I use is Mackie Tracktion 6, 64 bit, which I upgraded from version 4... I have recorded in excess of 20 tracks at times, which all record and play back with no problem.. One of my drives (F) is a designated audio drive where my VST folders and project folders reside.. The other (C Drive) is strictly system.. However, Tracktion, although a nice DAW, is rather weak in feature comparisons to Mixcraft 7... mainly it only accesses my 64 bit plugins which are a little sparse (Addictive drums, Melodyne, and a handful of rather lame trackion vsts).. It offers limited rendering (wave only) and has no burn features... I have tried Jbridge with little success..
I am resolved to figure this out so I may use Mixcraft... It has so many great features and its wonderful to have so many great tools at my disposal... I will also try the 32 bit version instead of the 64.. Can both versions be installed at the same time or do I need to unistall 64 first?
Again, thank you all for your suggestions.. I sincerely appreciate each one and will try them all... with a little patience and time I believe I can figure this out
I am new to Windows 8, so it may be a problem within the OS itself as well... or possibly the Focusrite Mixcontrol software for Zero Latency monitoring.. Funny, I record my parts in perfect timing with the zero latency monitoring but they come out around 20 MS off and are actually a bit faster and slower in parts..
Anyway, Thank you Mixcraft for such an amazing DAW... I look forward to creating many great projects with MS7.. I will post my solution once I figure it all out
I just hope it isn't something silly and makes me look like a fool... sometimes it's hard to see the forest through all the trees...lol