When I open a session in Ardour then go to Window > Audio/MIDI Setup and change the Device setting, it crashes every time for me.
I was switching between the Generic Low Latency ASIO Driver and the Focusrite USB 2.0 Audio Driver. Switching both directions causes a crash.
If it is helpful, here’s the debug output: http://pastebin.com/KcWHHSCT
Ardour Nightly 64-bit Debug, Full version | Windows 7, 64-bit
The ASIO backend still needs a bit of work. if you can reproduce this crash, please try to get a backtrace.
Start > All programs > Ardour 4 > Ardour GDB
… make it crash - I assume windows displays some “Application crashed” dialog. Before clicking OK there go back to the gdb terminal, press Ctrl+C
(gdb) thread apply all bt
You should have a file called ardour-debug.log in your user’s home dir. File a ticket at http://tracker.ardour.org/ and attach the log.
PS. at the time of writing the most robust backend on windows is still JACK. http://jackaudio.org/faq/jack_on_windows.html
I have just installed Ardour 5 on Windows 7 64bits, and I face to the same issue :
Each attempt to start the audio engine after selecting ASIO driver leads to a crash of the application (APPCRASH - Ardour.exe - StackHash_bb89…). No crash when selecting a MME driver, but this kind of audio interface is not appropriate for a low-lantency use.
This post is 4 years old, and I suppose that the ASIO support in Ardour has been improved. What is the present situation ? Is there a solution or a workaround to this issue ?
Does it work with other ASIO soundcards?
Does it help to enable “Buffered I/O” in the Audio/MIDI Setup dialog?
Enable the “buffered o/i” switch did solve the problem !
Thanks a lot