Thanks for the tip;

    I tried unplugging my soundcard (Komplete Audio 6) and using the built-in output, and the test-tone glitching seemed to go away. Then, after plugging my soundcard back in, it's still gone.

    However, the in-app artifacting still happens as it was happening. Definitely happens more dramatically at higher CPU cycles, but (a) i'm never going above 20% and have had much more burdonsome sets run on a much weaker computer with no such artifacts in the past, and (b) this is still a problem at even negligible CPU loads (1-2%). This happens regardless of whether I'm using my soundcard or built-in laptop audio.
    triant 5 years ago