Groove Agent 3 and LOUD NOISE

Hi Folks, Im running Groove Agent 3 , Cubase 7.0.7 , and jbridge on my MacBook Pro OS 10.7.5.

The issue is that when I hit the play button a very loud noise (sounds like a snare drum hit) occurs. It’s so loud that the red light comes on. It only happens when I hit play. Once it starts playing everything seems normal. As well I can restart in another place in the song and the same thing occurs.

I thought it might be a problem with me using Jbridge for getting GA 3 to work. But I copied and pasted the midi part to another track using Halion Sonic SE, Stereo GM Kit and the problem persists.

Furthermore I switched between 32 bit and 64 bit modes and that did not help the problem.

I never had this problem in the project before.

Any ideas??? Many thanks Jeff

Anybody have any ideas??? Or do I have to upgrade to GA4??? ugh