Kick drum pops and crackles...again

I’ve noticed that the problem with kick drum crackling is back with C6. Does anyone have a workaround/
Here’s the original link to the post in the old forum which describes the issue:

http://www.cubase.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=93728&sid=132aa49d1f89be3bc22b7ca76519d95c

And btw, do we know if there will be an upgrade update to GA3? its been over 4 years. ouch!

Thanks,
Joey