AudioBox 1818VSL, 44VSL and 22VSL
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I'm not sure if this problem is due to the interface or some other issue.

When recording through my Audiobox, I can only use it for a few minutes before the sound starts getting distorted/glitchy, almost like it's being run through a bitcrusher. Sounds similar to what happens with CPU overload problems, but when I monitor the CPU load it's at a reasonable level.

Recording in Ableton but the same issue happens in other programs. I can increase the buffer size but the issue still happens. If I turn the audio engine off and on again, the issue is resolved, but then will happen again a few minutes later.

I do have an older iMac with not great specs. But again the CPU load doesn't seem to be the actual issue.

I did find someone with a somewhat similar problem on another forum and the solution for them had something to do with the USB ports on their system? But I didn't quite understand it.

I don't have great technical knowledge so forgive me if I'm a dumbass, but I'm at a loss for what to do. I've reinstalled the drivers plenty of times.
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by gadget69 on Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:15 am
I know this is an old post but on the off chance someone is having a similar issue there are a few things that cause these issues. First thing is overtaxed computer. Asking too much of a computer doing digital recording will cause dropouts which will sound like static/distortion etc. Presonus posts a MINIMUM specification processor and ram spec. These are MINIMUM and if your trying to do this with less than 8 gigs of ram your going to have issues. Not all cables are the same... a cheap cable can cause nothing but trouble. Not all USB audio ports are equal. If you cannot find a "primary USB port ..usually a powered hub will circumvent these issues. I always keep one or two on hand as there have been numerous solutions that were the result of these devices. and finally a clean install and maximizing the computer for digital audio is always a great beginning, and keep the recording computer OFF the internet!

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by cristofe on Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Well hi there Gary! :mrgreen:

https://soundcloud.com/cristofe-chabot/sets/main

PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2 HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro Dell Latitude E6410 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz 8GB RAM Win7 Pro x64 Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & Firestudio 26x26 Firewire, Line 6 PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

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by gadget69 on Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:23 pm
Yo! Brother Cristofe!

Tower:
Asus Crosshair V formula Z motherboard
AMD FX9590 4.0 GHZ 8 CORE CPU
16GB 2400MHZ RAM CAS8
512 GB SSD PRIMARY HDD
1.5 TB THOSHIBA 128MB 7200 RPM DRIVE
2.0 TB WD BLACK 256 MB 7200 RPM DRIVE
AMD R9-290 4GB VIDEO CARD
Windows 7 P sp1
2006 Imac
Lenovo thinkpad Z565 upgraded with a Quad core processor, SSD and maxed out 8GB ram
Win7 Sp1
Mac 2006
Ipad 3,
Ipad 4,
Ipad Mini
Iphone 6s+
Audiobox USB
1818VSL
i2
Studiolive 2442Ai
SL 16.4.2 X 2
Studio 1/3pro
Sony Sound Forge 10
Engineer / producer
Owner Twilite Zone productions
Owner Studio G
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by cristofe on Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:15 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

https://soundcloud.com/cristofe-chabot/sets/main

PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2 HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro Dell Latitude E6410 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz 8GB RAM Win7 Pro x64 Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & Firestudio 26x26 Firewire, Line 6 PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

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