After many years of experience with MIDI, I have encountered a very strange
problem that I admit has stumped me this time.. I would be pleased to hear
your collective advice if you can think of anything..
I am using a new ECS laptop with a VIA Samual 2 CPU clocked at 667 Mhz (not
a very standard CPU as any of you computer mavens can tell..)
The sound card is a SIS onboard which is fully sound blaster compatible.
RAM is 128 MB
I am running Cakewalk 4 and Cakewalk 9.
In both cases, I have encountered the same problem - The sequencer tempo
fluctuates (not on the screen, it can only be heard).
This occurs while recording and playing back. Even the internal recording
metronome is off and sounds like it's drunk.
I know it has nothing to do with any external gear because It happens while
using the internal clock as well. Moreover, my RAM and CPU resources seem to
Just out of curiosity, I set my external synth to synch to my computer's
clock and I noticed the synth's tempo meter fluctating out of whack!!
Is my CPU 's clock unstable? is it my sound card?
I have never seen anything like this before... have any of you????
HELP PLEASE IF YOU CAN!!
Thanks in advance,