How to stop pops and crackles

I have multi core processor. I am using LIVE 8.3.4 in rewire to Reasons. I have 5 tracks that are offline. And only one track playing in LIVE. I have six tracks going in Reasons, and LIVE is popping and crackling like crazy. That's not all though. The same thing is happening in LIVE in standalone mode. I have made sure that the Multicore/Multiprocessor Support is On. Also even though the Multicore/Multiprocessor Rewire looks grayed out as not being available I can click it On and Off. And of course it is On. Can anyone suggest a solution for solving this problem

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ausura 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Dom Murphy
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    I get pops and crackles with hardly anything running in Live. For example, using the Grand Piano sends my CPU up to 50% and it pops and crackles constantly. Is basically unplayable. I personally think it's simply Live's audio engine. I seem to have no problems in any other audio app. If it wasn't for owning Push, I would be switching software - this has been happening for too long now. I'm running an i7 Macbook Pro - shouldn't be a problem.

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • david.barker
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    Hi

    Im no expert,but this sounds like latency issues,or buffering

    Have a look at your preferences and check the sample rate and buffering settings,and your soundcard
    Also you can set a tone to check for any such problems,within the preferences section
    Hvae you got the latest audio drivers for your soundcard?Thats worth a look too

    Hope this helps

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Alperian
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    I have the same problem using a Tascam US-366 audio interface. I tried solving it by removing ASIO4ALL, without success.

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Hi there, 

    We condensed a lot of advice regarding this phenomenon into the following Knowledge Base articles, please have a look at them and carefully go through the steps listed: 

    https://www.ableton.com/en/articles/how-avoid-crackles-and-drop-outs/

    https://www.ableton.com/en/articles/reduce-cpu-load/

    https://www.ableton.com/en/articles/optimize-windows/

    Hope this helps, 

    David

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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