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Annoying Static in Pro Tools Audio Interfaces
Old 28th December 2010
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Annoying Static in Pro Tools


Whenever I record-enable a track, I hear the audio with a very loud static noise.. Also if I record the audio then play it back its still there. But it doesn't look like its actually in the waveform.

I tested my delta 1010 lined into my computer and there was no static, it only happens in pro tools.. Another thing, whenever I change the sample rate in pro tools, the problem goes away for about a minute then comes back.

My computer specs: Intel Core i7 870 2.93GHz, 6GB RAM, 64-bit Windows 7, Pro Tools M-powered 8.0.4cs2, Delta 1010

I also have the latest M-Audio Driver, and I am recording onto a separate internal harddrive.
Old 31st December 2010
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bump. if nobody replies this time I'll just let the thread go.
Old 1st January 2011
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Problems like these are usually clocking issues. What is your Delta1010 getting it's clocking signal from? Are you sure your Delta and Pro Tools are set to the same sample rate?
Old 2nd January 2011
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I've tried every different sample rate before loading up pro tools, problem still persists.

I've also tried reaper and experienced no issues.
Old 2nd January 2011
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Your buffer size is too small.
Old 10th January 2011
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I have the same problem. Is buffer size the answer?
Old 19th June 2011
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Hi, I have this issue if I have my internal or external clock settings wrong. Try going into setup, hardware, the default is internal (I am running a Digi 002 rack and presonus 8 channel pre amp). If I have it set to internal with this configuration I get the static that you are talking about, if I set to external the static goes away. ie. by setting it to external I am effectively using the presonus clock signal. I used to get the same thing using a behringer preamp via lightpipe.

hope this helps.
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