Pops and Glitches

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brainray
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Pops and Glitches

Post by brainray » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:40 pm

I'm just trying to do my first mix with Live on a rather new PC (the Athlon64 with Asus board).

During playback I have drop outs and glitches with both the Saffire and the internal Nvidia driver, working on a SATA drive. I've already worked with several (huge) buffer-sizes, but still having drop outs

Is there any easy explainantion for this?

Thanks

Ray
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Post by henry ford » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:40 pm

<hackneyed excuse>it must be your hardware config</hackneyed excuse>

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Post by brainray » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:24 pm

Indeed, it's the use of the SATA disk that seems to create the problem. This Asus board is definitely crap.

Best

Ray
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Post by sweetjesus » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:30 pm

brainray wrote:This Asus board is definitely crap.
that's the first time ive ever heard anyone say that

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Post by plazzTT » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:55 pm

ASIO4All drivers made a huge difference for me.

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Post by longjohns » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:05 am

a sata drive should outperform parallel ata disks, shouldnt it?

anyway both my asus boards are doing pretty well over here, although the onboard ac97 audio crapped out on my old p4b, but no big loss there

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Post by FaX-01 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:13 am

You SHOULD disable your AC97 and all internal sound before installing your "Pro End" Audio device and drivers anyway .
Why the hell do you need both to be active.
I've never seen a professionally configured PC system YET that doesn't have the PC'S onboard sound capabilities disabled completely.
AS for SATA I'd still recommend a PCMCIA FW card ( one with dual ports) and running your Audio device and External FW Audio of it instead.
Hey that's just me though.
You don't mention make or model Asus.
My aren't the wings of butterflies beautiful and do they not make wonderful perturbations.....

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