8.03 Win 8.1 External Gear render inserts click at start

Hi folks,

I’m trying to use the external gear plugin to record some impulse/sweep responses from some of my hardware, as short of using a full-blown DAW, it seems the easiest way to line up the impulse and the response without having to manually trim silence.

But for some reason a click is introduced into the rendered audio at the start of the file. On playback, monitoring through the external gear plugin, there is no click and everything sounds perfect (with playback/stop fade NOT selected), but if I render, I get a click at the start. This makes recording an accurate response from external reverbs impossible, as you get a little tail from the initial click, instead of the just the intended impulse response.

Any suggestions, other than to do it another way and trim manually? Thanks.