i am using RODE set NT1 microphone and AI1 interface, it does not have a software.Check to see if you have a VST on that channel that might be behaving badly. If your interface has software, set the buffer inside that software and not Ableton. Check also your sample rate.
Also, let us know what is your hardware, it could be you just have an old computer that won't cut it.
What do you record the vocal with?I am using Rode NT1 and AI1 to record vocal. if i use normal recorder application, all is fine.
If you use a powered usb hub to get your AI1 interface usb into the computer it will clean up the audio.But if i put the recording into Ableton, or if i record in Ableton directly, it keeps crackling. i have tried to increase the buffer, but it keeps happening.
Hi Rob, i have tried using audacity, and it is all fine. Even my recording is fine once i exported it out. the only problem was when i opened my recording directly in ableton.The AI-1 is a class compliant device so does not use custom written drivers. It's possible Reaper is trying to use the wrong driver. Does it show up in reaper as the AI-1 driver - it's possible your computer is misreading what is connected.
To check - download Audacity, a recoding DAW that is free. Install it and then see if it also records with the crackling. If it does - then your computer just isn't happy with the Rode interface, which isn't that popular an interface as it's a bit expensive for what it is. Mono interfaces are not really that useful - the first time you go to record a stereo synth or need to use two mics, you will be annoyed.
If Audacity works click free - then it's an internal Reaper issue and I'm not a Reaper expert,
i just downloaded asio drivers for rode. though i'm confused now because it has no output setting, and no sound comes out if I play sound in ableton.Looks like it does have ASIO drivers: https://www.rode.com/microphones/studio/nt1-ai1kit#module_9 , if you haven't already done so, install the interface drivers, then in Ableton select these drivers.
From what you hve on your hardware setup, that should not be an issue. Try the ASIO drivers see if that corrects the problem.