Voicemeeter Banana - Audio pops/clicks, system stutter after Win 10 v2004 update

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Re: Voicemeeter Banana - Audio pops/clicks, system stutter after Win 10 v2004 update

Postby Vincent Burel » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:28 pm

well, it is possible that Microsoft introduced again a bug preventing to run real time audio process correctly,
remember the memory bug we pointed out in january 2018 producing cut in the sound: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=519

The problem is that Microsoft does not have real interest in audio, so does not validate this part as it should as we also explained it in this article:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/vb-audio ... 880540508/

so, the only things to do is to wait for another update or try to re-install all from scratch... sometimes it works...

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Re: Voicemeeter Banana - Audio pops/clicks, system stutter after Win 10 v2004 update

Postby HOWIEC » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:54 pm

Yeah, pretty unfortunate that MS doesn't address that.

You'd think that MS could try to offer something like "configs / profiles" or at the very least general guides/instructions (for common settings or more) that can help tune the system for different modes of user applications (gaming, audio production, etc.) and design and tune the underlying architecture accordingly.

I ran the WIN10 Memory Management Stress Test for almost 6min on v1909 (build 18363.900) WITH Voicemeeter Banana running and highest value was 0.07ms.

I'm only guessing that it might be higher on v2004 if it aligns with the highest ISR latency per LatencyMon...

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Re: Voicemeeter Banana - Audio pops/clicks, system stutter after Win 10 v2004 update

Postby Vincent Burel » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:57 am

0.07ms is very good... but this bug is expected to be corrected...
however you should make the test on several hours (24h) to get a significant measure...
we consider it's good up to 2.5 ms

Anayway, if you still have strange problem with audio, we recommend to re-install out our audio virtual drivers / voicemeeter - step by step as it is described in this topic/message #2: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=451

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Re: Voicemeeter Banana - Audio pops/clicks, system stutter after Win 10 v2004 update

Postby theslickmeister » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:53 am

I just wanted to say that I experienced exactly the same thing when upgrading to Win 10 v2004. I have pretty vanilla VM setup (standard install + virtual devices) and when I upgraded to v2004 I started hearing contstant pops/click over the audio too. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling VM (with reboots whenever prompted) but nothing fixed it, as a last resort I rolled back the v2004 update and everything was working fine again.

There's definitely some audio latency change in v2004 which is affecting VM users. My worry is that users finding VM products for the first time that already have v2004 installed are going to think it's a bad product because of this. I love VM and don't want it to be affected negatively by the change in windows.

P.S. Just to clarify somethingin HOWIEC's post above, he tested v1909 and got 0.07ms (not v2004), they (and I) suspect it's much worse under v2004, thanks.

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Re: Voicemeeter Banana - Audio pops/clicks, system stutter after Win 10 v2004 update

Postby Vincent Burel » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:48 pm

yes, but i think the problem is not the memory stress test or real time capabilities.

todays 99.99% of windows audio problems come from the audio driver installation procedure (merging audio driver together and completely breaking the audio stack) as we explained in the topic: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=442


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