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Audiofire and crackling noices...

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21 years
I just bought a Echo Audiofire 4 soundcard.

Seems to be working quite nice, but sometimes I get a crackling noice.
This happens during playback of both recordings and mp3 files with winamp. I never hear the noices when I'm recording.

The appears at different parts of the same song.
Have tried to run other applications but it doesn't seem to affect the recording program.

I have a P4 2,7 Ghz, 512 mb, Tracktion recording software..



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21 years

Member Sun, 10/01/2006 - 09:07
I tried..

To install the latest drivers but that didn't fix the problem..
The funny thing is.. I tried to make a recording, then I converted it to a mp3 file, and played it with the in built sound card on my laptop, and it sounds just perfect..
Still when I play something with my Audiofire 4 card there are these nocies that sound like a bad cable, or an old LP player...

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20 years 1 month

MadGuitrst Fri, 10/27/2006 - 22:57
I just got an Audiofire8 and I am noticing this too.

I just installed in with the very latest drivers and firmware update, which was updated on 10/25, I think. So, it's not that.

Usually you have to increase the number of samples, which also increases latency. The default on the Audiofire is 256. You might try increasing the number of samples, a little at a time.

Oy, it could be that it's only occurring during playback.
The little bit I noticed occurred spontaneously but didn't occur whe I stopped and played back from the exact same point.

I think I'll call Echo aout this.


I just got this from Echo's website:

If the audio buffers in your audio application are set too low, you may experience clicking, popping, and drop-outs. Correct buffer settings will differ from machine to machine depending on your particular setup. Your motherboard, hard disk, processor, and RAM are all factors in audio recording/playback performance. You will set the number and size of the audio buffers in your audio application; so, refer to the given audio application’s documentation for buffer setting instructions.

Make sure you have the input clock set to internal in the Console application, unless you are syncing to another device via Word Clock, S/PDIF, or ADAT. For a complete discussion on clocking, please refer to your Echo product manual.

Run as few programs as possible in the Windows system tray. The Windows system tray is the section of the taskbar containing the clock. Each icon you see in the tray represents a running program, and programs in the tray consume your computer’s resources. Programs running in the tray can cause audio latency and unpredictable behavior in your audio programs. Right-clicking the icon and selecting “disable” will remove most programs from the tray.