Static Feedback when recording and Bouncing


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im Running pro tools 12.6 on a,,,,iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014),,, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5,,,, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3,,, Yosemite
Allen & Heath QU-32,,, Avalon VT 737sp

I moved the studio home to do some pre pro and every since the move i have had issues with horrible static that records to the Tracks i Record or Bounce.
Its worse when i bounce a track. more when i add more plugins. i have deleted a lot off the mac in case it was a memory issue. Don't know if its the QU-32. i do have a mpc and a midi keyboard controller hooked to usb also, along withILOCK and another usb key any Suggestions?
Hi! Welcome to the forums.

Is this a setup that previously worked and is now giving issues, or is it a new ProTools setup?

Either way, first stop for me is always "PT Prefs" app. You can find it here.
It's a free tool that trashes preferences and other cache files.
Keep it handy. ;)

If that doesn't help I'd try creating a new session with no plugins at all and just record, or import, some straight audio.
Now try exporting that.

If you still have problems shut down Protools, unplug your interface, then start up again an go to Setup>Playback Engine, and choose the iMac's built in I/O.
Bounce again and see if anything's different.

Let us know how that goes. If nothing else it might rule a few things out. :)