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E-mu 1616m freezes and makes an awful tone (deee!) ouch!

I have an AMD computer. Pretty fast. 3 gigs of ram. plenty of hard disk space at 300 gigs. sounds fast right? I guess

heres the problem

I run Adobe audition 3.0 (full version)

When i record i get a great sound. HOWEVER. it freezes and makes a high pitched squeel sound out of my speakers intermittenly. I then have to close Patch works and restart Audition. Again it will work for 5 maybe 10 maybe 30 min. and then freeze again and more painfull tone sounds enough to seriously damage my ears. OUCH!

please please tell me this is a common glitch with an easy fix. I will forever be greatfull.

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What OS are you running? The problem you are having usually comes from a bad driver or a problem with the software you are using. Does it ever do that when using media player or other players? Has it always done it or is this a recent problem?
Have you tried using a different recording software like Cubase or Sonar? If you don't have any others to test with, you can download Audacity for free. It is an open source multitrack recording software that works pretty well. In case the link above didn't work, the page is at ... It is cross platform and works with most hardware. Even works with my DIGI 001 rack.
You can also try uninstalling it and reinstalling with updated drivers from the Creative website.
Let me know if I can help further.


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I have the same problem using the E-MU 0404PCIe card, but there is no way out after this happens except to cut power to the computer, then restore power and reboot. Very frustrating! Whatever music file is playing will halt, I get a rapid low pitch pulsing sound for about 2 seconds, followed by a loud high pitched tone, and then lines on my monitor screen from top to bottom. So far no solution from Creative technical support. With other people having this same type of problem, surely there must be an answer, but I haven't heard it yet. Please e-mail me if anyone can help.

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