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Clicking and popping noises in Pro Tools session... help!

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by Bierce85, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Bierce85

    Bierce85 Guest

    So I'm towards the end of tracking my first pro tools LE session with my band. We're up to 27 tracks with just a few backup vocals ahead. Up until now everything has been fine but yesterday when I fired up the session I started hearing these clicks and pops at random times while the session is open. It doesn't have to be playing either and I know its coming from the session because I opened a different one and there was no noise. I also noticed the clicks and pops will show up on random tracks and will retain the panning effect (I'll hear a pop on the left then a click on the right and so on, and the noise will show up in the LED above the fader on whichever track the click or pop lands on)

    Anyway, as I said it doesnt matter if the session is playing or not, as long as it's open the popping and clicking will happen. I tried bouncing to disk at both 16 bit and 24 bit quality and with both the .wav would have the same pops and clicks played through winamp.

    My only clue as to what's causing this is the fact that I recorded the drum tracks in Cakewalk then imported them into pro Tools, along with a few sound effect .wavs that were imported as well. Everything else was recorded directly in. I also can't understand why this just started happening yesterday when everything has been fine up until now.

    Little help???
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    No one yet huh? My guess is that it might be a plugin that you're using. Just a thought.
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    I had a similar problem when I failed to use the external clock on my focusrite octopre. Do you have any possible clock sync problems?
  4. Bierce85

    Bierce85 Guest

    Bingo.. figured out last night that the T-Racks EQ that came with LE 7.1 was causing the pops. Any way to fix that problem?
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    It may just that you have too many plugins running and your cpu is bogged down. Try rendering some of the tracks to new ones or if you have an option to freeze the tracks try that. This is just a wild stab though. It may not fix the problem.
  6. Music_Junky

    Music_Junky Active Member

    Yes you have to activate T-Racks. The click is because you are still using the demo. I had the same problem once.
  7. Bierce85

    Bierce85 Guest

    This is true. Activated it last night and the problem disappeared. If that's an intentional thing, then IK should find a better (and more seemingly deliberate) way to tell you you need to register the product.
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm glad someone with some insight was able to help you out. Happy tracking.

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