When playing back a project, if the audio sounds like it is starting and stopping quickly, it could be because the computer is over tasked due to other programs running at the same time. Your computer may not be powerful enough to mix the audio in your project. Here are some things to try.
•Always shut down as many unnecessary programs as possible. It may even be advantageous to temporarily shut down your virus software. (We do not recommend doing this unless you have done a full scan and are not connected to the Internet.)
•Try increasing the latency of your device based off your driver type. (Go to the "Preferences" and click on "Sound Device".)
•Freeze a track if there is a lot of effects or compressed audio formats on the track. (Frozen tracks do not use as much computer power.)
•Turn off some display features. Go to the "Preferences" and click on "Display". You can try limiting the frame rate or not drawing audio and MIDI data. Sometimes, turning off logging will also help.
•Always make sure that you have the latest drivers for your sound card. Visit your sound card manufacturer's website to see if there is an update.
Notice the CPU meter on the lower right hand corner of Mixcraft.
This will report how much CPU Mixcraft is using compared to the entire computer's CPU usage.