[LAD] Steinberg CI1 - Intermittent Static Spikes (Yamaha USB chipset 0499:1501)

progenitorvirus davidadamgriffith at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 00:42:19 UTC 2014

Hi all,

Wasn't entirely sure where to ask this question, but I'm hoping someone can
help me with a small problem:

I'm using the Steinberg CI1 Audio Interface running Ubuntu 13.10.  As of a
recent kernel, this Audio Interface is supported now (!).  However, I'm
noticing that during playback, I get intermittent bursts of static/white
noise.  Playback will be going fine, and the audio for less than a second
turns to static (I can describe as sharp and loud white noise) then goes
back to playing fine.  This can happen a few times in succession, or go
minutes without happening at all.

Earlier last year when fighting this issue, I had authored a post on the
Ubuntu forums here:


Which, before the kernel had been updated to support the Steinberg CI1, did
get it working but still with this static.  I had thought it was a fluke in
my little 'workaround', so decided to wait until it was officially supported
in the kernel.

I had gathered my information from a Clemens Ladisch (and credited!) a post
on this very mailing list:


At this point now, with official kernel support and the issue still
happening, I'm at wits end here looking for a solution.

Thanks for any and all help!

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