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03-13-2017, 01:34 AM
Hi folks,

I recently bought a new laptop: I7, 16GB Ram, SSD, win 10. Top notch stuff and I didn't expect to have any problems with that.

Interface is a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 first gen. Installed latest driver.

Reaper is 32bit (due to plugin compatibility) installed on the ssd.

After I installed Reaper I moved the old installation folder to the new machine to have all the settings and templates available.

But things are going wrong. When I playback or record every now and then there are these cracking, buzzing noises which are also been recorded. Sounds like a really short peak. In the past I had these kind of problems, when I had loaded to many plugins and the computer couldn't handle it. I also noticed some kind of flashing in the performance meter screen, when playing back or recording. Other than that there is no peakes in the performance chart or whatsoever.
And then, playback or recording stops. I need to stop, open up device settings and confirm again. then reaper got back the interface and can continue. But my presonus faderport is gone for good. I need to restart reaper in order to continue working, untill it crashes again.

To me it looks like an incompatibility with the interface driver.

It drives me mad!!

Does anybody got experience with that? Please help!

03-13-2017, 06:35 AM
You can try replacing the USB cable and see if that fixes your problem.

03-13-2017, 07:10 AM
the setup is working fine with a different laptop. I heard something about interference between power supply and usb. Maybe I try another usb slot.

03-13-2017, 08:53 AM
Could be your USB port is after the second (internal) hub. That usually doesn't work for audio. Try every USB port on the machine?

03-13-2017, 09:26 AM
Basics. Have you downloaded and run resplendence.com's latency checker?
This because even with a high spec you could still have a bunch of crap kindly installed by the manufacturer that is messing with your machines ability to do audio recording

Also re-read the section on setting up and optimising your computer for multitrack recording in the user manual.
And since you have a focusrite interface, why not gt and read THEIR article on setting up windows for recording?

Good luck!