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I just installed the latest update to Win 10 and replaced my firewire interface with the Tascam USB20X20 USB 3 interface. I am hearing a single audio click as each Project loads or closes. Any suggestions would be appreciated. ( Changing Buffers setting does not affect the problem)

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A single click when making/breaking connections to an audio signal chain is a pretty common event. It is often heard when switching off or on some component. At the end  of the chain a speaker is suddenly getting a voltage or losing one and the pop or click can occur as the speaker responds to the switching. Opening or closing a project can have a similar effect. You could investigate whether there is some kind of voltage offset in your system, but if it is only heard and does not get recorded in anything you are interested in you probably do not need to bother with anything.

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I've been getting this on windows startup with my Focusrite Scarlett interfaces ever since I installed Win 10 1909.

Microsoft have probably changed something in the driver initialisation process.

Opening/Closing Cakewalk opens & closes the audio device drivers, so depending on what interface you have, you may get a similar effect.

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There is a reference to Latency Monitor. On my system at least, there is a problem between Windows 10, NVIDIA and Cakewalk. Latency Monitor shows system perfect, until you open Cakewalk. Then the NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver develops a serious execution time, which causes all these dropouts. I updated to the latest NVIDIA driver ( few days old), but it doesn't help.

Latency Monitor

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I had an NVidia card that has the same driver issue. I worked an worked on it but the final solution was to get a card by a different vendor, Intel or AMD. 

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In the meantime, perhaps cutting volume to any speakers or headphones, while opening or closing a project in CbB, might be worth doing, until some kind of solution is figured out....

Bob Bone

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I forgot to add - for whatever reason, this issue is not occurring on my desktop or my laptop, and I am current with all maintenance, so perhaps it is indeed something to do with system-specific conditions, such as video drivers - ie perhas NVIDIA.  My desktop has a high-end EVGA video card, Geforce RTX 2070 Super XC, and I cannot recall what graphics is in it, but for whatever reason, neither experiences these clicks/noises/dropouts at project open or close - perhaps that can help a little - hope so anyway, I am no expert with this.  The Geforce card in the desktop says it is NVIDIA-compatible, but I think that is as close as it gets to NVIDIA.

Bob Bone

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Posted (edited)

A single audio click as each Project loads or closes is absolutely not normal.

Please investigate this issue and let us know when you'll resolve it.

Edited by lapasoa

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