Occasional unwanted audio blips on Cubase LE 5

Recording audio through Tascam US122 MKII onto Cubase LE 5, I get sudden blips in the recording. I have checked all levels etc. The noise continues intermittently when I’m not recording also. I don’t think it has anything to do with hardware (all brand new - Behringer condenser mic/Tascam 122/Stagg cable), indeed it also occurs if I record directly into Tascam from bass guitar for instance.

Try increasing the ASiO buffer size. It may be overflowing.

underflow overflow wombling free…

Demo plugin?

After the problem go worse yesterday, I have downloaded a new driver from the Tascam website and this has seemingly eradicated the problem almost entirely…note ‘almost’. Is there anything else I can do to increase my system’s performance?

If you’re using a laptop, make sure your performance settings are set to “high”.