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jzombie

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Feb 9 17 3:12 PM

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hey folks!  trying to use Reaper as a VSTi host on a laptop running Windows 8.  Driver is ASIO4all, output is from a Peavey USB-p into an amp.  Encountering random glitches while playing, have messed about blindly with just about every setting that seemed relevant in the mind-bogglingly extensive Reaper preferences.  I believe it is some kind of setting or incompatibility with Reaper and the Peavey unit - perhaps buffer-related? - for this reason: using the computer soundcard (line out from headphone jack) as Reaper's output does not exhibit the problem; using an alternate host for the VSTis (VSTHost) with ASIO4all through the Peavey does not exhibit the problem.  

At this point I'd be okay with giving up and using VSTHost, though its somewhat user-unfriendly interface is annoying to deal with, but the engineer in me would like to know what's causing the problem, and Reaper's reputation as a fairly bullet-proof application makes me think there's likely something simple I'm missing.

Any ideas on where to look?  Happy to provide whatever further information might be helpful.  Thanks in advance...


 
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mike mcroberts

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Feb 10 17 5:41 PM

Whe I first started using Reaper about eight years ago, it was strictly as a VST host with Windows 7 64-bit. I was using the 32 bit version of Reaper. I ran into glitches on certain VSTi instruments. I think they were mostly from Native Instruments. I switched to the 64 bit version and the problem went away. Now, I don't have glitches with either.

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tb av

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Feb 11 17 2:33 PM

click on HELP - About Reaper - that will tell you which bit level you installed.

Also I don't think Win 8 was ever the OS of confidence. Seems like everyone uses 7/74 or 10/64

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resolectric

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Feb 18 17 7:33 AM

Maybe too low buffer size. Try setting it to maximum and see if the glitches disappear. If they do, slowly decrease this value until they happen again and step back to the nearest higher value.
Also, in ASIO4ALL's Advanced Mode check the status for the Hardware Buffer setting. I would opt for deselecting this.

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jzombie

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Feb 18 17 11:53 AM

Thanks Reso - agree that it seems like a buffer issue, but I've messed around with all those settings to no avail...  I have been able to make the problem worse, but not gotten it to go away completely.  Also the Reaper buffer settings pane is fairly extensive, are there specific things I should (or should not!) be changing?  

I'm used to Mac/pt so by no means familiar or comfortable in this environment.  Haven't had a chance to look at the rig this week but will try to do so and report back.  And thanks again for the help.

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