When I play back a file I get crackling noises, even when the CPU usage very low. My current spec should appear in my signature, the computer is I think about four years old and is due for upgrading. So, the first question is- is it a problem with the built-in soundcard? If so, is there a fix that I can apply?
If there is no practical fix, then I am willing and able to buy a better specified computer and any peripherals that are needed but I was rather hoping not to have to do this too soon because, as a newbie, I want to get familiar with the software and decide what uses I want to put it to before investing in what might turn out to be the wrong equipment.
At the moment I foresee only enthusiastic amateur use, by someone who loves music but isn’t very good at it. I have a Roland VG-99 and Godin Multiac guitar by the way, but get the crackles even when they are not in use.