Steinberg ur22 weird problems

Hey, so i have steinberg ur22 mk2 for output and i have some issues with it, like first few seconds i get no audio at all and sometimes it crackles also when i press that sound icon on the panel audio goes off for few seconds and after it comes back its like slowed e.g voices are deeper.

System:
  Host:  Kernel: 5.11.14-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: All Series v: N/A 
  serial: <superuser required> 
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H97-PRO GAMER v: Rev X.0x 
  serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2503 
  date: 02/26/2016 
CPU:
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4790 bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache: 
  L2: 8 MiB 
  Speed: 3601 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3601 
  2: 3802 3: 800 4: 1196 5: 1689 6: 1021 7: 1753 8: 3482 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] 
  driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati 
  unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080 
  OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 580 Series (POLARIS10 DRM 3.40.0 
  5.11.14-1-MANJARO LLVM 11.1.0) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.2 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] 
  driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Device-3: Yamaha Steinberg UR22mkII type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.14-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.25 running: yes 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-V driver: e1000e 
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full 
  mac: f0:79:59:dd:cb:78 
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci 
  Device-1: md126 type: mdraid level: raid-0 status: active 
  size: 465.77 GiB report: N/A 
  Components: Online: 0: sdb 1: sda 
  Device-2: md127 type: mdraid level: N/A status: inactive size: N/A 
  report: N/A 
  Components: Online: N/A Spare: 0: sda 1: sdb 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: raw: 1.47 TiB usable: 1.02 TiB 
  used: 10.93 GiB (1.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 
  size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37120G size: 111.79 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 100.52 GiB used: 10.93 GiB (10.9%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sdd2 
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 296 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat 
  dev: /dev/sdd1 
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  dev: /dev/sdd3 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 51.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1805 
Info:
  Processes: 230 Uptime: 5m Memory: 23.43 GiB used: 1.73 GiB (7.4%) 
  Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.04

System has 2 active sound servers that are probably conflicting and causing audio issues

  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.25 running: yes 

You can choose either:

  • Disable the pipewire systemd socket and service to continue using PulseAudio
     systemctl --user mask --now pipewire.socket &&
     systemctl --user stop pipewire.service
    
    (KDE requires pipewire base package so uninstalling it is not possible for this DE)

OR

  • Install manjaro-pipewire metapackage to get the additional dependency files for Pipewire to replace PulseAudio

Thanks, i replaced PulseAudio with pipewire now my firefox audio issues (and other issues) are gone.

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