I'm another brand new user/victim of CbB and Scarlett Solo that's having the "ever-so popular" latency problem. I've read a few posts here and reviewed some YouTube tutorials about how to solve latency issues. But none of them have been helpful enough yet. All I've wanted to do is record some original music in its simplest form, just 4 tracks (2 guitars, drums, and bass; no vocals). I don't have any high asperations of creating over the top music with numerous tracks, audio effects, and mixing adventures.
When I record a track of guitar, import an MP3 audio click track or a drum track from my old drum machine, it works just fine when they're recorded separately. Every time I try to record a second track, it's immediately out of time with the first track (while it's recording and afterwards).
Under the Driver Settings, I have both the Playback Timing Master and Record Timing Master set to the Focusrite Usb Audio. The Audio Driver Bit Depth is set at 24 (based on a tutorial recommendation). The Mixing Latency's Buffer Size is greyed out probably because that's being controlled by the Focusrite Control App (currently set to 44100 sample rate and 512 buffer size).
Under the Playback and Recording, I have the Driver Mode set as WASAPI Shared. So here's where I need some guidance. Some have mentioned here that they're either using the manufacturer's ASIO driver or ASIOForAll driver (I have not installed the latter). I have the latest drivers installed dated December 2020. Is there really a ASIO driver for the Scarlett Solo or do they mean the Scarlett 2i2? Some have mentioned using the WASAPI Exclusive mode. NONE of these works. When I change it to ASIO, it wipes out the Timing Masters with no choices. When I change it to WASAPI Exclusive mode, the master channel and the recorded track max out and clip like crazy. I even downloaded and ran the Latency Monitor that was mentioned somewhere in the forums. It didn't find any issues either. Also, I have the Input Echos turned off for the tracks, have the "Direct Monitor" turned on for the Scarlett Solo and I'm not using any effects within CbB. Thanks in advance for any feedback that you might have.