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why are my preamps crackling

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asked Jun 3, 2018 in Studio 192 USB 3.0 Interfaces by cory baker (750 points)
My preamps are crackling something fierce. Its not my buffer or whatever, it's the interface. it doesn't do it when i am using the 1/4 inch jack.

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answered Jun 4, 2018 by steviemasters (2,850 points)
Check the sample rate of your interface, and windows and your project.  Windows sound settings if your interface is also being used as your audio device can impact the system if its bit rate is different than the interface and project.  This happened once to me when I had windows set at 16bit 44.1 but my UAD interface was 24bit 44.1

When I started a new project it defaulted to 24bit at 48 and I got static until I went through and updated the windows sound setting to match my interface setting and project to each have the same resolution.
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