crackling upon mix down or freezing tracks

plays fine in session, fair amount of au and minilouge instances, but highest spikes are about 75% cpu. no crackles upon playback. when i mix down it’s snap crackle pop. i increased latency, made sure that anything not needed was removed (background audio, whatever…) and have even started taking out fx. when i freeze, either an audio track or a midi track, crackle is back. totally discouraged with cubasis. tried everything i could think of for almost 2 hours last night.

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