184.108.40.206 (Sep 4) is not perfect but it does stop the issue in many games. Here's hoping Catalyst 12.9 Beta releasing on 27th will be worth the wait.
Try out the leaked 220.127.116.11 September 4 driver in the Drivers forum. Very promising so far.
My first post here, wanted to share my experience with this infuriating but interesting issue.
Firstly, crash with sound loops is nothing new....