Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Windows 10.0.18362 Build 18362
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
USB / ASIO
Description Of Issue
The music chops when playing through ASIO. When tracing the operating system using the Windows Performance Analyzer (ETW events), I can see that the thread that process ASIO is not set as a high-priority thread, so pretty much any activity in the operation system (e.g., the Desktop Windows Manager) preempts the thread and as result, the music gets interrupted during some milliseconds.
You can fix this by increasing the priority for that thread or a better solution in Windows, is to register the thread in the “Multimedia Class Scheduler Service”, you can find code examples in docs.microsoft.com. “Pro Audio” level is the recommend one for software like Roon. If you do that, Windows will do a better work prioritizing the thread.