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pops and clicks with garageband

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Dec 14, 2012 3:57 AM


We are running an original MacBook Pro on OSX 10.5.8 and use a Rode mic via Blue Icicle into the USB for Garageband 4.1.2.


When trying to record we experience random pops and clicks which appears to be a problem others have suffered with. Does anyone know a cure?


Thus far we have exchanged all cables.

Run the gear through amps to prove it is not the gear.

Quit all other applications while using Garageband.

Turned off Airport.

Run using only the battery.

Run using only mains connection with battery removed.


We have also used the kit on a recent MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and have experienced fewer clicks and pops but they are still there.


Clearly this is a problem particularly with quiet speach-based recording.


Any known cure please?


Many thanks

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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