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Cakewalk Sonar - Edirol UA-1000 crackles on playback!

I'm using Sonar 4 PE, an Edirol UA-1000 soundcard/input module, running XP on a computer that has well above minimum requirements.

I've done everything from downloading latest driver from Roland, uninstalling and reinstalling Sonar, maxing out the latency and the cache in Sonar (and on my PC!), and allocating every bit of memory to virtual memory and running programs, and I STILL get crackles on playback!

It's not as bad since I maxxed out everything (latency, buffer, etc), but there is STILL crackling on playback!

Any advice?

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That's a latency issue it sounds like.
There's a slider under "Audio" .

Move it in increments towards "slow", test it as you go.
Leave it at the highest setting possible that doesn't crackle.

I've heard this so bad that it sounds like a gun going off.
It scares the Hell out of you when it happens !

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