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Quantum Crackle Playback Stutter after few hours idle time on Mac Pro with Mojave latest OS and Latest Drivers

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asked Jun 12 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by thashisho (190 points)
When sitting idle in a session for a while, Quantum starts crackles and playback stutters until power is cycled for the Quantum. Happens in all DAWs (StudioOne, Pro Tools, Live, Cubase, BitWig). This happens even before adding any plugins. Once the Quantum is power cycled, everything returns to normal.

Mac Pro 2013, Mojave OS latest version, Universal Control latest version.

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answered Jun 12 by robertgray3 (26,250 points)
That used to happen to me too, I posted this on the forums a while back and nobody responded that had heard the issue before

It randomly stopped happening as much, in fact I can't remember the last time it happened. /shrug

https://forums.presonus.com/viewtopic.php?f=359&t=32538
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answered Jun 15 by RJ_HighRisk (150 points)
when that has happened to me - I finally noticed the correlation  of my DAW computer being on the network which receives internet data i.e. e-mail, notifications, etc.

when I disconnected the network - the random "noise" stopped - I could be wrong but it seemed to work
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answered Jun 20 by robertgray3 (26,250 points)
Surprise! Just happened to me for the first time in months.

On YouTube videos it can be observed and fast forwarding the playhead through the timeline rapidly.
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