A dropout most likely occurs when your computer does not have the processing power to handle all used effect processors.

To avoid dropouts, try the following:

  • Use fewer effects.

  • Consider rendering the processing rather than running it in real time. Then master from the processed file without applying effects. Dropouts never occur when rendering to a file.

  • Do not process any files in the background.

  • If neither of the above helps, check the audio card preference settings. You might need to adjust the audio buffer settings. If a dropout occurs during a real-time mastering process we recommend that you re-master. Stop playback, click the dropout indicator to reset it, and try again.