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What causes Mackie 1640i's to crackle while tracking?

Have tried several attempts at live recording 16 track and 32 track and without fail and nasty crackle come in that makes us have to stop. It's an older Macbook so I have my concerns. But it recently worked for 70 minutes without fail in a dress rehearsal, and then crapped out 10 minutes into the actual recording. Fortunately we're running back ups on HD24's. But I shouldn't have to. Thoughts?

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You probably need to replace the diaphragm. The diaphragm is located behind the back cap. Simply remove the back cap, remove the diaphragm, clean the voice coil gap with a piece of masking tape, install a new replacement diaphragm, reinstall the back cap. That it!
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Check the settings in your computer in the control panel "sounds and devices" under the "Voice" and "Audio" tabs. Check that all are set to the Mackie instead of the computers default input.

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It is likely that your compter is running out of time to service the audio interface. You need to turn off wireless connections, turn off all Anti-virus and antispam and anti popup software that might be running. You are probably getting underun errors.
When data is missed due to insufficient processor power/timing, this causes the sound to break up badly.

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