recently i have been experiencing some pops and clicks during playback and recording of audio in C6.5.
these pops and clicks may be to do with cpu usage and the number of soft synths that i may be using as the cpu meter is quite high (just over half way). i always thought that i could use more synths that im currently using as i am on a i7 imac. so i decided to bounce some of the soft channels as audio to save cpu and i noticed that there are still pops and clicks in the recording. I thought maybe i should check my latency settings for my interface as this has been a known cause for pops and clicks in the past. my interface is the focusrite saffire pro 24 dsp and i have my latency in cubase set to 128 samples. clocked externally is also ticked as it is clocked by the focusrite, correct? on the focusrite control panel I have the firewire latency set to short.
Is there anything I can do to get rid of these pops and clicks?
Can I temporarily disable certain soft synths to decrease cpu usage while i export audio?
is there any other settings i should change to try and sort this problem?
As i mentioned b4, i thought that the i7 could handle a little more synths than this.
The latency is not set in Cubase, it is set in your interface. The same goes for the clock. (And FWIW you don´t set the latency, you set the buffers, which result in latency). External clock means your interface is connected to a second device, that sends the sample clock to your saffire. From your explanation I´d say this is not the case. Though the saffire will probably use its internal clock anyway, when no external clock signa is detected.