I have had this firepod for about 1 year now and now I have two problems with it.
Problem one is that the speakers stopped working one day (something with the Cubase settings messed this up) and now I do not know how to put them on again. Even the headphone jack won't let me listen to the songs anymore. I know the speakers work I tested them out on the radio.
Problem two is that I get all of these cracks and pops whenever I record and I have not found any solution and it sucks because when I try to put out a CD I will hear all these popping and cracking noises because I can't fix it.
I need help!
About the pops and clicks. Can you tell us a little bit about your setup? What computer and OS. What settings in Cubase, and anything else contributing to the recording in one way or another.
fixed problem one need help with the cracks...
sorry i didnt see the response.
i use a dell inspiron laptop 1520
2 gb ram xp home
the clicks used to never happen on this laptop and now almost always i hear them and sometimes when i export the song i hear them too. maybe the volume of the song is too loud idk?
it has dual core too
Increase the buffer samples in the hardware control panel.
Also record to an external and turn off your wireless when you record.
Rules of thumb everyone should know^
why record to an external?
If you have two internal drives then it isn't necessary. If you have one internal drive then what happens is the DAW and operating system are reading from the hard drive while the DAW is simultaneously trying to write to the hard drive. It physically can't happen at the same time which is one of the reasons why there are buffers.
Streamlined systems ALWAYS have secondary audio drives whether internal or external.
does partitioning count? (as having two)
i knew that having a separate hd for recording is good, i was just questioning if specifically having an external vs. internal mattered
No. It is still the same hard drive with a single read/write head. Think of using a pencil. You can either write with one end or erase with the other. You can't physically do both at the same time.
A second hard drive would be on it's own physical cable and it's own physical port on the motherboard.
how do i increase the buffer controls. i cant find it.
I'm going to presume you use Cubase. I am not of the Cubase tribe so I can only RTFM. ;-)
It says to go under the