I am trying to record some simple guitar into a track on Reaper and I keep getting weird pops and cracks, but not all the time (see bottom).
I recorded a sample of what's going on at the end of this audio clip:
I have tried using both my Shure SM57 and SM58 microphones with no difference. I have also tried switching my xlr cable and switching the USB port from my interface to my computer.
I am using Reaper and an ASIO4All driver who's buffer size I have tried setting to 256 512 and 1024 all to no avail. I have all of this installed on my HP Omen laptop computer which I use for video games, and should have plenty of processing power.
I am recording on a behringer interface I purchased a few days ago from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QHURUBE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I am getting worried that this noise might be coming from my interface but I don't have another interface to try recording from.
Additional info that may have been just coincidence:
This problem has been getting worse all day (I've been at it for almost 7 hours now). It started off as happening every once in a while and I'd restart reaper and it would go back to normal. Then it wouldn't stop unless I recorded on a new track (making a guitar 2 track for recording and then dragging it to guitar 1 once it was done recording). Finally it sounds like that about 50% of the time and I just have to wait a little while for it to stop. In addition to the crappy sound I linked to, all day it has been inserting little cracks and pops into what I record, maybe once every 45 seconds or so.
EDIT 1: I switched my driver from ASIO4ALL to the Behringer specific driver for my interface, as well as increasing the sample rate way up to 2048 and it seems to have resolved the issue for now.