Hello! My first post on the site (been lurking for a while). The community here seems to be very helpful and knowledgeable, so I thought this would be a great place to seek help. I'm having some sound issues with my home recording. There is some "crackling" and "popping" sounds during the recording of my vocals. I will give you some information and a sound clip to help narrow this issue down. Here is my sound clip showing the crackle/popping. SOUND TEST HERE (About 7 secs long) My Current Setup AT2020 Microphone Xenyx802 Mixer UCA222 Audio Interface I was using [DLMURL="link removed 3.5mm Mini-Audio-to-RCA Cable[/DLMURL] to connect prior to having the Audio Interface. I'm currently using Two 1/4" Male to Two RCA Male Unbalanced Cable with the Audio Interface and still having the same cracklings issue. Note: I have only had this equipment for a few months. The mixer and microphone were working fine (no audio interface) as far as I remember there was no issue with crackling. I'm not sure when this problem even came into play to be honest. I bought the UCA222 Audio Interface because I thought that the built-in sound card on my computer might have been the issue (causing the crackle). Even after getting the UCA I'm having the same issue with crackling. I have plugged the same setup into my laptop and the issue still is present. The plug n play drivers with the UCA222 had a constant hum so I upgraded the drivers from the Behringer site. The humming is gone now, but I still have the crackling. I know I could always edit out the noise, but it sounds like crap when the crackling is during my speech. I have tried using both 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports, different ports etc. The Mic seems fine, I've never dropped it or anything and my XLR is high quality. I have tried different ports/hookups on the mixer as well. I'm at a loss on what to do at this point! I just want to record with no crackling ! Personally I've tried everything I could think of. I need help . P.S. I'm using audacity to record, but the crackle comes up on other records such as FRAPS and Windows Recorder.