I tend to think the sample rate is the issue here. My machine has no problems recording from the Simple Direct Media Layer into an OBS video, but as soon as I try to run port audio it requires that my interface MUST be set to 96 kHz or it will revert to dummy-No audio.

This seems hard to believe. I don't see any settings in vst for sample rate so I guessed maybe the audio/sample rate may be mixed up. The sound is there, my meters show a signal all the way into Pro Tools, where I am outputting the audio thru the stereo system here. Only that the samples refuse to play correctly.

Anyone know why I would be getting this insistence on 96 kHz settings in my interface or otherwise the dreaded dummy audio pop up settings at start?