Ok. I find I'm fighting the software on two fronts. I can tolerate the idiosyncrasies of the audio settings with respect to my setup but now I'm getting out of memory faults and also crashes to desktop without error message. It happens during playback in which the sound just stops, it locks and crashes to desktop. All of this coincided with the latest update although I accept it may not be the cause. My current project is using 20 tracks although I have used 29 tracks with previous projects and no problem.
I have an i7 8700k CPU and 16GB of ddr4 ram so I find it hard to believe the out of memory claim. I've reinstalled MM but still get these lock-ups. It actually started on an earlier iteration of my project with pops and crackles in the sound at certain points. As I say, this was after the latest update.
What should be an enjoyable hobby is becoming a horrible chore. Is there a more reliable software out there that anyone can recommend? Because at the moment. MM is standing in the way of both my learning and enjoyment.