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Crackling when recording with saffire

Hi i'm wondering if anyone has experienced a crackling sound when recording. Its not heard when recording only when replay of tracks occur. Is there something that i can shut off as it may be an issue of the hard drive churning not sure what the issue is any help greatly appreciated.


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Re: crackling when recording with saffire

Without much info to go on I would first make sure that your input levels are not set too high when recording causing clipping and digital distortion on playback. Usually this is the thing that causes crackling sounds. Rather hard to fix after the fact and you may have to rerecord those tracks to get a cleaner sound you are happy with.

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