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I\'m having some slight problems with Gigastudio 160(2.01.36) on my AMD 1GHz. I can get 160 voices with no problem, and I\'m not having any timing issues. However when I am using GigaStudio I get some random pops and clicks in my audio, about once every 2 minutes or so. Sometimes it is really soft, other times it is really loud. But it is consistent, as every time I try to record my current 2 minute piece I get at least one audible click or pop that ruins the recording. It seems to be in random spots though.
I have made sure both of my hard drives (IBM Deskstar 7200RPM ATA-100) have the DMA box selected. I made both of them primary drives as was suggested by Nemesys, though they both do have CD-ROM drives slaved to them. Could having the CDRW slaved to my GIG drive be causing the problem? (I have both a DVD and a CDRW).

My Gigs are on the 2nd drive, all to themselves and totally separate from Windows 98SE.

I AM running Cakewalk Pro Audio on the same machine, but I am not doing any audio work--just MIDI.

I am using a M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card. One interesting note is that under the DSP Station it says that it is GSIF compatible, but under settings it says it is NOT.

My video card is a GeForce 2 card, but the popping occurs even when I minimize GigaStudio and Cakewalk, so I kind of doubt it is a video issue. I tried turning off the Hardware acceleration at one point and it didn\'t seem to help.

If anyone has any ideas what my problem might be, let me know! I\'ll try anything at this point. I love GigaStudio, but the pops and clicks are just frequent enough to ruin my recordings.

[This message has been edited by Jamieh (edited 02-05-2001).]