Macbook Retina Pro + Apogee Duet (iPad/Mac) audio crackles, drop outs
Really frustrated here. I have a newer Macbook Retina Pro (i7 2.8, 16 GB RAM, SSD), new Apogee Duet (iPad/Mac) and the most recent version of Live 9.1.4.
Should be a decent setup, right? I experience audio dropouts and crackles to an extent that the setup is unusable. This is especially true if using the grand piano pack. Now I know these grand pianos are intensive, but shouldn't I be able to play the piano, especially if I have no other tracks open and nothing else draining CPU (even airport turned off)? My CPU meter sticks around 21%, my disk overload light does not light up.
Sometimes, I can get it to work flawlessly. Sometimes it works great with a high sample rate and low buffer. Other times I can't get it function without the aforementioned issues at 44.1 w/ 2048 samples (buffer). Of course, at that buffer, the lag is too high to play real time.
Is this an Apogee issue? Can it be addressed? I have the most recent firmware on the Duet. Any help is appreciated, thank you!
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