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I hear subtle clicks and pops in my recordings
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poetdeep
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Hello! I have studio one 2.6.2. , I notice when listen to my song recordings I can hear light clicks and pops in my background. I am confused as to what is the source of this problem. I have a pop filter, I recently purchased a vox guard microphone isolation panel on my mic stand, I have applied foam mattress pads to my walls and I have a sheet enclosing my recording area. I adjust my mic volume many times. It seems if I set the volume down too low (whereas I can barely hear it) there will be no subtle clicks or pops. Do anyone have any insight into this matter??? Please HELP, Thanks!!!
cristofe
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PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE,(or in your case), TRIPLE POST the same topic in multiple forums!

I have locked your other two posts as they were not only double posts but were not in the correct
forums.

As to your issue....It could be any number of things. Have you optimized your pc for audio production?
Have you disabled wi-fi? Have you tried lower buffer settings? Have you read your manuals?
What type of interface are you using?? Are you plugged into a USB2 or USB3 port? Did you install
the drivers from the included disc? Or did you download and use the drivers from a web site?

That being said we cannot help you without a bit more info......if you will post your system specs (see my sig), we
will be better able to trouble shoot your problems. Without knowing what type of pc you're running,
what OS you're using, what DAW etc....we can't recommend a "simple fix"


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HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro
HP Compaq NC6320 Laptop Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor 3GB RAM Win7 Ult
Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz Processor 4GB RAM Win7 Pro x32

Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & FP10 Firewire, Steinberg MI4 USB, Line 6 Toneport GX & PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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jBranam
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right cristofe... it could be a LOT of things. biggest culprit a lot of times is the wifi seeking or drives spinning up. if have not done it ... do a search for the presonus power profile. things going in and out of idle states makes sounds. not saying this is the issue... but if you don;t have your settings under control... that is the best place to start.
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oldblood
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Also something as simple as a grounding problem. Electrical appliances being switched on or off, fridge, microwaves etc.
I had a friend who had a faulty fan in his PC which caused him weird noises on recordings, because the fan was thermostatically controlled it was not a cycling fault, i.e. only happened went the fan kicked in, so it made it harder to trace.

For your interest, the first thing many people will say is " do you have the latest drivers for your PC?", so make sure you do as its a waste of peoples time if you have not done the basic steps yourself.

Good luck on your investigating
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PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processors, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2
HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro
HP Compaq NC6320 Laptop Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor 3GB RAM Win7 Ult
Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz Processor 4GB RAM Win7 Pro x32

Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & FP10 Firewire, Steinberg MI4 USB, Line 6 Toneport GX & PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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Klypeman
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It could be as simple as buffers set too low, but until we know more from Poetdeep about what is on that machine it's a guessing game...
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Exactly!

PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processors, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2
HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro
HP Compaq NC6320 Laptop Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor 3GB RAM Win7 Ult
Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz Processor 4GB RAM Win7 Pro x32

Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & FP10 Firewire, Steinberg MI4 USB, Line 6 Toneport GX & PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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hibidy
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It almost sounds as though you are saying is the clicks/pops are on the recorded track. When you play the song back, are you hearing them? Maybe it's in the rendering process? Also, do you have a net connection on? When I built this system I got little clicks every once in a while and it ended up being the wifi.
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Klypeman
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In my early days with the 1394 Inspire I learned the hard way that if I was setting the buffer size too low, I ended up with crackles and pops on the recorded wave and not just in the soundcard playing. I also have a mic that makes a kind of irritating pulse and as now is useless.
Lots of if's here...
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