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USB Safeguard Explained

USB Safeguard is a setting within Console that can be useful for alleviating issues such as pops, clicks, or beeps in audio playback on your Apollo Twin USB. If you are experiencing these kinds of issues then enabling USB Safeguard on your system may help. 

Before enabling USB Safeguard, we highly recommend that you configure your Windows system for use with your Apollo Twin USB by following the directions in the articles below:

Apollo USB Windows Setup - Required Settings

Windows Optimization - Recommended Settings

Troubleshooting Pops, Clicks, and Beeps on Apollo USB 

If you’ve fully optimized your system but are still experiencing artifacts in audio playback, then enabling USB Safeguard may improve audio performance on your system.

To locate the USB Safeguard setting:

  • Open Console
  • Click on Settings (bottom left)
  • Open the Hardware tab

usb_safeguard.pngUSB Safeguard setting in Console Settings

Important: Stop WDM and ASIO playback before changing the USB Safeguard setting. Applications using audio may need to be relaunched after the setting is changed.

Note: Enabling USB Safeguard will add a small amount of latency to playback (Console input monitoring is not affected).