zoogoo wrote: planetearth wrote:
VariKusBrainZ wrote:Could it be youre getting pops and clicks because youre trying to run to many realtime audio processes?
It could be your PC setup.
A common issue is that Windows power management hasnt been set to 'performance', found under the Control Panel.
What are you able to run and at what point do you get pops and clicks?
I.e. tell us what Daw youre running and exactly what synths, effects, audio tracks and the quantity of each of those.
@VariKusBrainZ is right: the pops and clicks are probably because of your PC configuration; that kind of problem is rarely from audio card drivers.
And PCI is a fairly old technology. PCIe is newer and faster, but there aren't a lot of audio interfaces left for PCIe, either.
All that said, I know you're having trouble with Ableton Live, and you've been asking for help with that in another thread. I also know that some people there suggested you get a new audio interface, but from what I've seen in that thread, the problem really isn't the audio interface. Your system/computer still isn't optimized, even though several people have asked to see what you have running and have offered suggestions on how to optimize the computer. Unless and until you know your system is optimized (which is free), spending money on an audio interface won't really help.
i keep hearing this again and again in these posts. and every time i ask i get no answer. ok the system is not optimized, so how do i do that?! what do you mean by that? because ive probabaly tried everything.been at this for weeks now.
be more specific i asked.
They have told me about the power settings and the cpu throttle, letencymon. all that ive done.
others mentioned the BIOS but i have yet to read or hear anything about that ether.
I Have been in the device manager and tried to stop any conflicting hardware. But still im kinda of fumbling around in the dark.
Ive used both windows 7 and 10, ive tried to figure this out on multiple computers and parts. I have 3 of these 1010LTs, so i figured it had to be the audio driver.
Ive used this same card even 10 years ago, and still i have not had a problem until i have ran more processing. More synths and effects, mapping, automation, lfo's and such. Since computers are faster.
someone else mentioned, PCI is not native to the board, not sure if thats why.
so now i need to troubleshoot another sound card, why i made this thread to see if anyone had suggestions of what i could try first.
This can be frustrating. I understand. But we can help you, as long as we all stick to one thread. What we have so far is similar to the parable of 5 blind men trying to describe an elephant.
I just posted something on Gearslutz in answer to your post there. I'll re-post the relevant part of that here, for the sake of keeping everything in one thread.
"It would be very helpful if you listed (or took a screenshot of) how many processes you have running (and what they are), and how many apps are running on the system. For example, I only have 34 processes running on my DAW. How many do you have?
The latency monitor doesn't "optimize" anything; it's only a guide to show you what's causing latency issues on your system. Until the problem the latency monitor showed you is resolved, a new audio interface simply won't help.
I've helped a lot of people who've had problems with pops and clicks, and so far, only one issue was related to the audio interface drivers (and not the interface itself). And that person was running many (that is, over 40) plug-ins and effects in one specific project.
A "better" soundcard will not improve real-time processing. The processing is done by your CPU, and is limited to what Windows is doing while you're trying to process audio. Until we know what else Windows is trying to do, no one can vie you an answer that will help you."
Make sure you've done what's applicable/possible in these optimization guides first:https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/studio ... studio-one
(Don't uninstall what you're not going to use, but at least make sure it doesn't run on startup.)https://bandzoogle.com/blog/20-ways-to- ... production
In your BIOS, simply make sure that your on-boar soundcard and Wi-Fi connector (if it's built in to the motherboard) are disabled. And if you have an external video card, turn off the motherboard's video card here, too. Also, disable any "turbo boost" settings your AMD chip may offer. Have it run at full speed the whole time.
Please optimize your system first. When you feel you've done what you can, give us a screenshot of what's running on your machine, so we can tell you what else you can turn off (if necessary).