Preview audio track stutters in strange way

I am running Ableton Live 9.7.1

I've had this happen a few times and can't figure out how to fix it.  I recorded a bass track, and everything sounded fine in preview.  I save different versions when I make changes, and my latest 2 versions exhibit a strange stutter.  It's like notes get inserted or doubled up - more like a hiccup than an outright staccato stutter.  If the note is "daaaaaahhhhh" then it is played like "daaahh-da-aahh".

It seems to be a global problem:  when I copy the same clip from the "good" version into the "bad" version, it comes out bad.  When I copy the clip from the "bad" version into the "good" file, it plays well.  I tried copying the clip to another audio track, and the same stuff happens.  MIDI clips do not exhibit this behavior.

I (think I) have gone through all the settings that I perceive relevant, but clearly I'm missing something.  This happened on another song and I ended up re-recording the bassline in a totally different file - and praying a lot.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.  I have no reason to believe this problem won't crop up repeatedly in all my work.  Sad, because I really like Ableton.

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jcbratno 2 months ago | 0 comments

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