Issue

You hear audible clicks and pops when using Equator.

Solution

It is important to set an optimal buffer size to balance the demands on your computer with your computer's processing power.

  • Higher buffers reduce the risk of clicks and pops but increase the latency (delay).
  • Lower buffers induce less latency but are more prone to producing clicks and pops if your computer is overloaded.

While using Equator in standalone mode, you can change the buffer size in Equator's settings. Click on ☰ in the top right corner and go to Audio/MIDI settings. Select a different value next to Audio Buffer Size.

You can further reduce the demand on your computer by clicking on Disable Animation in the top right menu.

While using Equator as a plug-in, the buffer size is controlled by the DAW hosting the plug-in. Adjust the buffer size in your DAW's Audio Preferences/Settings.


 

Clicks and pops usually occur when your computer is overloaded. Equator is a processor-intensive instrument, so it's important to set your Audio Buffer Size to accommodate this and to avoid the clicks and pops.