Sometimes I get popping and clicking in the tracks processed with PowerCore plug-ins when using the MOTU PCI-324 card.
The steps below are not needed if you are using the MOTU 2408 Mark III with the PCI-424 card. If you are considering updating your 2408 or other PCI-324 Sound Card, we strongly recommend a MOTU device featuring the PCI-424.
When using the MOTU PCI-324 card with the PowerCore, there are some situations where you may experience popping and clicking in tracks processed with PowerCore plug-ins. This can occur when there are multiple I/Os attached to the PCI-324 or when a single I/O attached to the PCI-324 and one or more PCI cards -- SCSI or PCI based graphics cards -- in the same Apple Macintosh computer. Fortunately, there are several solutions:
Disable unused channels/banks on the PCI-324 console.
Disable the PCI Graphics card, especially if attached to a second monitor.
Consider purchasing an AGP graphics card to replace your current PCI based solution. (AGP is only available in G4 models.)
Please be aware of the following: