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Clicks, and crackles with low buffer
Old 3rd March 2014
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Clicks, and crackles with low buffer

Hi all,

I have been recording using a low buffer size 128 which if perfect for the latency but all of the audio track have little crackles and pops on them

when i increase the buffer size the audio fils are perfect but the latency delay is ridiculous through the headphones.

is there any solution

or anyway i can remove the crackles on the audio file
Old 3rd March 2014
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matt thomas's Avatar
🎧 15 years
USE a faster DAW.

Better interface, faster computer, more RAM, fast HDD

Or, don't monitor via your DAW, unless you are monitoring soft synths, then this option won't work

Old 4th March 2014
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OversizedBass's Avatar
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What are the specs of your computer? Laptop or desktop? Is everything else closed besides your DAW when recording?
Old 4th March 2014
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Macbook pro

2.5GHz dual-core
Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB L3 cache

4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

Intel HD Graphics 4000

audio interface is a presonus audiobox
Old 4th March 2014
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mistervenable's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Maybe increase your buffer size, bounce a stem mix of existing tracks, make the tracks inactive except the stem (or start a new session), and lower the buffer size back down and record to the stem instead of having a ton of tracks with plugins on them.
Old 4th March 2014
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mistervenable's Avatar
🎧 10 years
NOTE: there may be a little latency in the bounced/recorded stem.... just nudge it if there is.
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