So, I’ve just recently reinstalled windows on my machine due to pops and clicks in cubase. The reinstall didn’t work, and I’m still experiencing pops and clicks. First, my machine:
Intel i7 950
12 gigs of RAM
windows and cubase installed on one 1TB HDD, audio files and cubase files on a separate 500GB HDD.
M-Audio Profire 2626
All drivers and firmware are up to date.
I had my buffer size set at 256, and the pops and clicks were happening very frequently. I then changed it to 512 and the pops and clicks were still just as apparent.
Now, the odd thing about this is that I was running 14 tracks of MIDI data connected to a single VST for hours with no problems whatsoever, but as soon as I tried to play a single audio file with no plugins the pops and clicks became unbearable. From a single audio file.
My computer can more than handle anything I can throw at it, I’ve used it to create huge projects in the past, so what could be causing this? My best guess is the Harddrive, since the sample library for the VST is on my main drive and the audio file is on the project drive. I’m just wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem and can give me any possible solutions, as I’d rather try some more things before having to buy new hardware (I’m poor =()
Thanks for reading.