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Please help me identify crackle while recording
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Please help me identify crackle while recording

Hello all, I need help figuring out a noise in my system/interface. It will appear randomly and ruin my recordings, it's driving me nuts, and i'm not experienced enough to diagnose.

It only happens on "live" tracks coming in from the interface like mics and guitars. It does not happen on software instruments, so my thought is it is the interface. It is a PreSonus Audiobox USB going into a new iMac or Macbook running Logic Pro X (noise happens on both computers.)

I've include audio files of the noise with the gain bumped way up so you can hear it:

In the first file I physically touch the interface a few times and the noise goes down.

In the second I adjust the volume of the track in the DAW (not on the interface) and it crackles when i do.

I wasn't able to capture it at it's fullest evil, when it sounds like someone loudly crumpling up a paper bag, when it does this it also "cuts" the audio, like it is messing with the actual audio, not just noise under audio.

I need your geniuses, I have no idea what it is. Do I need a new interface? Is is interference from other sources? Help please.

Thank you!
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