Mic Cutting Out - DirectSound Problem

Hey hey,

I’ve been using Mixxx consistently for a month and it’s been working flawlessly. However I loaded up to do my live set this evening and had to cancel because my mic input sounded like this - https://soundcloud.com/w3im/mixxx-problem/s-8of8BcIr2sc

It isn’t a problem with the actual mic and I’ve whittled it down to a problem with DirectSound.

This has never happened before, and when I tried recording myself normally on Audacity it was completely fine. Help!

Junior

Have you tried using a different sound API? It sounds like your audio buffer is set lower than your system can handle. DirectSound isn’t great with low latencies, so try other sound APIs, then if that doesn’t work increase your buffer size until it does not crackle.