Anyone have an idea of why I’m getting pops and clicks using Dorico 4.3 and BBC SO Pro? I recently ‘upgraded’ to Windows 11 from Windows 10 and wasn’t having as much of a problem in Windows 10. I do try to push things so I expect a few pops and clicks since I have only 64GB of RAM.
I performed a clean install of Windows 11 on a brand new m.2 NVME drive, so there may be a setting somewhere I’m forgetting, that was in place when I had Windows 10 installed. I’ve tried adjusting the buffer for the driver… I’m using a Focusrite 2i2 and their site says it should work with Windows 11.
I tried the generic low latency ASIO drive, and no luck. I also tried the FlexASIO driver and no luck with it either, and I didn’t want to get into the complexities of using their config file. I work in I.T. at a university and have no desire to make my music hobby an I.T. job too. The Focusrite USB ASIO driver has worked the best out of the three drivers.
The only other thing I can figure is that I ordered BBC SO Pro on Spitfire Audio’s drive. It’s a lot slower than my m.2 NVME drive, which is where I had BBC SO Core installed. So, maybe that’s it?
To clarify the timeline, I just barely started using BBC SO Pro before I upgraded to Windows 11, so I might not have noticed the pops and clicks with what little I did before switching.
I do plan on buying 64GB more of RAM to beef up my tower, to bring it up to 128GB of RAM (HP Z4 G4, i9 processor with 10 cores, 3.7GHz). So it shouldn’t be my PC, especially after I get the additional RAM.
UPDATE: So, I downgraded each track to BBC SO Core and now it’s playing back fine. So, I think that because BBC SO Pro takes up more RAM and the fact I was using custom mic settings (which aren’t available in Core), pushed my PC over the limit of what it can handle. So, again, more RAM, after I get my tax refund.