Cracking noises again Win 10

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Tigerin78LEVEL 68

Edited post by Tigerin78GOLD

I don't know why, but all of a sudden I have those stupid cracking noises on my recordings again. I had this problem years ago and it took me soooo long to figure out what the problem was. Last time it had to do with the sample rate and the buffer size. The solution back then was to set the sample rate to 48khz and the buffer size on 256. Those settings are still set now. I didn't do any changes on my set up. Same laptop, same audio interface, same browser (mozilla firefox). I tried different browsers as well. Didn't do anything. I even uninstalled the latest Windows 10 update which I did like 1 or 2 weeks ago. Didn't help either. Got the latest asio driver for my foxusrite 212 2nd generation interface. I

Does anybody have any idea how to fix this again?

Here is an recording with the cracking noises (they are not as noticable as last time when I had this problem, but still annoy me a lot. I like my recording nice and cean)

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/bf8a3eeab

Tigerin78LEVEL 68

Edited reply by Tigerin78GOLD

Made a new recording with vocals turned up really high so you can hear the cracking noises even better

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/bd805b25b

MikeIIILEVEL 108

Reply by MikeIIIGOLD +4 +2

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Are you current with your soundcard drivers?
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/forum/topic/af1d18ac?page=9c1c1

neodrewLEVEL 93

Reply by neodrewGOLD

Sorry for my absence - been busy setting up my church's livestream and dealing with work

I don't know why, but all of a sudden I have those stupid cracking noises on my recordings again. I had this problem years ago and it took me soooo long to figure out what the problem was. Last time it had to do with the sample rate and the buffer size. The solution back then was to set the sample rate to 48khz and the buffer size on 256. Those settings are still set now. I didn't do any changes on my set up. Same laptop, same audio interface, same browser (mozilla firefox). I tried different browsers as well. Didn't do anything. I even uninstalled the latest Windows 10 update which I did like 1 or 2 weeks ago. Didn't help either. Got the latest asio driver for my foxusrite 212 2nd generation interface. I

Does anybody have any idea how to fix this again?

Here is an recording with the cracking noises (they are not as noticable as last time when I had this problem, but still annoy me a lot. I like my recording nice and cean)

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/bf8a3eeabTigerin78

It could also be a bad cable - try replacing the microphone cable, and also the USB cable from the Focusrite to the computer

Tigerin78LEVEL 68

Edited reply by Tigerin78GOLD

Thanks Mike and Neo. Good ideas. Will check that tomorrow. Doubt it is a bad cable though but will test it out. I don't hear any noises when monitoring myself. It just appears once it's recorded and I get to mixing the levels.

MikeIIILEVEL 108

Edited reply by MikeIIIGOLD +4 +2

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Excerpted from Focusrite website:

Disconnect your Focusrite interface from your computer.

If you have ASIO4All installed on your machine, you will want to uninstall it. ASIO4All is a common 3rd party driver that conflicts with our proprietary driver.

Uninstall Focusrite Control and Focusrite USB programs on your computer.

Restart your computer.

Go to http://customer.focusrite.com/support/downloads and pick your product by type in the dropdown menu. We will be installing the latest Focusrite USB ASIO Driver for Windows. For the Scarlett 6i6 model and above, we will be installing the latest version of Focusrite Control (2nd Gen) or Scarlett MixControl (1st Gen).

Click the download link on this page to start the download. When done, open up the downloaded file to start the install process .

Once done, restart your computer

Once you are logged back into your computer, you can now plug in your Focusrite interface.

Open up Focusrite Control/Scarlett MixControl (6i6 and above) and confirm that the interface is recognized.

Set up your interface as the default playback device by right clicking Sound (Speaker icon) > Playback device and set the Scarlett interface as the default device. See Screenshots below.

Once the interface is set as the default playback device, we can test playback through a music player or SingSnap or Youtube.

Hopefully, this will clear up those cracking noises. I'm thinking that your issue is related to an ASIO4All conflict.

http://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115005396585-Windows-10-Re-Installing-Focusrite-Drivers

P.S. You may have to redo this whenever you upgrade to the latest Windows 10 version(currently at 1909).

Tigerin78LEVEL 68

Reply by Tigerin78GOLD

Wow, thank you, Mike. Will try this later .

Tigerin78LEVEL 68

Reply by Tigerin78GOLD

Excerpted from Focusrite website:

Disconnect your Focusrite interface from your computer.

If you have ASIO4All installed on your machine, you will want to uninstall it. ASIO4All is a common 3rd party driver that conflicts with our proprietary driver.

Uninstall Focusrite Control and Focusrite USB programs on your computer.

Restart your computer.

Go to http://customer.focusrite.com/support/downloads and pick your product by type in the dropdown menu. We will be installing the latest Focusrite USB ASIO Driver for Windows. For the Scarlett 6i6 model and above, we will be installing the latest version of Focusrite Control (2nd Gen) or Scarlett MixControl (1st Gen).

Click the download link on this page to start the download. When done, open up the downloaded file to start the install process .

Once done, restart your computer

Once you are logged back into your computer, you can now plug in your Focusrite interface.

Open up Focusrite Control/Scarlett MixControl (6i6 and above) and confirm that the interface is recognized.

Set up your interface as the default playback device by right clicking Sound (Speaker icon) > Playback device and set the Scarlett interface as the default device. See Screenshots below.

Once the interface is set as the default playback device, we can test playback through a music player or SingSnap or Youtube.

Hopefully, this will clear up those cracking noises. I'm thinking that your issue is related to an ASIO4All conflict.

http://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115005396585-Windows-10-Re-Installing-Focusrite-Drivers

P.S. You may have to redo this whenever you upgrade to the latest Windows 10 version(currently at 1909).
MikeIII

I was super optimistic that this would fix the problem. It didn't unfortunately. Exactly the same as before. It's definitely note a broken cable because when I use Reaper (DAW) to record vocals there is no cracking. It seems to have to do with singsnap somehow. No idea how to fix it. Anybody another idea?

MikeIIILEVEL 108

Reply by MikeIIIGOLD +4 +2

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Did you post a new recording after all of the program/drivers reinstalls?

Tigerin78LEVEL 68

Reply by Tigerin78GOLD

It seems to work now. Didn't at first after I restarted. But the second or third try to record something was finally succesful. No idea why it took a while after the restart though. Funny.

Happy again. Thank you all for your input.

Kat