Pops & Clicks like mad

it's started to happen that when i change certain parameters, i've been hearing pops and clicks (i'm talking dry/wet knobs, filter cutoffs; things meant to be automated).

i tried changing my buffer size to something larger (and smaller) to no effect.

i checked out the "Test Tone" function in the preferences, and have found that when i simulate CPU usage at 22-23% or above, the test tone is distorted and/or clicky.  does anyone know what this all means?  this is obviously a problem.


triant 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    Pops and clips usually mean a hardware issue if Live is operating properly. I had a problem with M-Audio 610 and was constantly getting pops and clicks even when it was only outputting digital signal. Possibly check your connections, switch out each cable, one at a time, switch out your soundcard, and even speakers if you can. Make sure you try different outputs from your soundcard. Pops and clicks can really come from anywhere.

    5 years ago | 1 comment
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    Ive had the same problem…. MacPro 8core Apogee Ensemble…. 


    Turn off every Input/Output in Configuration Tab for Audio...

    Only turn the ones on that you are currently using...




    2 years ago | 0 comments

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