If you render something, do the clicks and pops actually print to the audio file? If so, that would indicate more of a problem with your hard drive. It could be getting full, or there may be something causing read and write errors like disk fragmentation or corrupted files, etc. Have you tried playing with your Buffer settings? I have a pretty fast laptop with a thunderbolt interface, and I still get occasional clicks and pops at buffer settings lower than 512, and they don’t go away completely unless they’re at 1028 or even 2048 samples. It’s annoying to be sure, but I’ve found that lower buffer rates are better when you are recording, and they can be raised when you are arranging and mixing. The only thing that really matters is the final result. See what happens to your file when rendered and played back in a media player of your choice. You’ll have a better idea of how to react
hey Ferro — yeh same here, getting similar S.Lab pops & clicks in Reaper 6.13. Also crashing after a few playbacks, or changes its patch. a few other things too. am rendering audio now. Gavin mentioned he’s troubleshooting with Reaper - sounds like they’re on it.
I did in fact zero in on what’s causing problems though - it’s the Distortion module. With it engaged it was creating really bad clicks-and-pops (even during silent sections), sounds that didn’t exist in the original signal so no they aren’t just artifacts of distortion.
Also a new issue – on Mac specifically (still in Reaper 6), SubLab will literally just stop playing sound. Bypassing/Re-Engaging the plugin doesn’t do anything, a complete exit of the track is necessary.
I noticed it mostly happening after doing big CC pitch slides (ReaControlMIDI).