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How to avoid soundcard disconnecting in the middle of a live set

Hello,

what techniques you use to avoid soundcard disconnecting in the middle of a live set (or DJ set). I'm playing with 2014 Macbook and NI Komplete 6 interface. I had the same problem with 2011 Macbook and same soundcard, also with NI audio 2. Used to put electric tape on the usb-connector ro make it tighter. Friend say they have same problem with Apollo soundcard... I never had disconnections in live yet, but in the studio yes and i don't want to worry about it every time when i go to play live (especially when i want to connect some synths aswell), there got to be some good secure way. Does for example usb -> thunderbolt converter help? Note that i have recently changed the usb output socket from the souncard, but still sometimes the sound disconnects without any particular reason. Any tips n tricks? Thanks in front!
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Sacrifice a goat to Ba'al. Keep plenty of Fabreze in the booth.
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Work out the faulty parts (or components) and replace them. Anything else is a half measure.

Failing that, "splint" the connections to stabilise them, adding a little 3-4" rod underneath each socket, secured with gaff tape to the unit and bound with thinner tape to the cable.
Old 3 days ago
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Great product. Spray it on all connections before plugging them in, https://caig.com/deoxit-d-series/

Good luck!
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