Static when I add effects !

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by wrentcht, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. wrentcht

    wrentcht Guest

    We Are Running A Pentium 4 2.66ghz dual core processor w/ a lexicon
    omega & Sonar 5 producer. Every Time I Add Effects To A Track I Get Unbearable Static . I've had this program (sonar) sinc christmas and
    our enjoyment level has been less than desirable ! Any Help Would
    Be Appreciated ! Sincerely Frustrated ; WRENTCHT
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    You might need to increase your buffers. Possibly.
  3. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
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    Are you recording to the same HD that your OS resides on?

    Turn off all unnecessary tasks in the background (antivirus, quicktime, anything along those lines).

    Lot's of simple stuff like that can cause the disruptions you're having - as well as buffer size, as Hueseph mentioned.
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Can you post an example of this static of which you are speaking of? Personally, I think it's operator error? There are so many traps especially within your effects where levels can get out of hand resulting in what you are describing. You may have set gain to 100% output where 50% output should have been selected? Those kinds of things.

    If it's choppy, stuttering, dropout stuff, then yeah, buffers settings and turning, other stuff running in the background. You may also want to go to your start menu and select run and type in " msconfig ". You will be able to see what items are running from start up in what services are running. Under services, there is a don't show Microsoft services checkbox. Check that box. See what's left and see if you're using what's left? If not, unselect those and uncheck anything in the startup tab you don't think you're using. Leave everything else alone.

    If that doesn't work, take 2 beers and call me late in the afternoon.
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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