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  • Crankyoldfart
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    Joined: Jul 15th, 2021
    Garage Band glitches
    During playback, GB stalls with error message "Error while trying to synchronize audio and midi. Sample rate 42796 recognized. Check conflict between Garage Band and external device." But I'm not using an external device. Also get "System overload. The audio engine was not able to process the required data in time." Any advice greatly appreciated
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  • Joe A
    Posts: 1414
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Garage Band glitches
    Hi - GarageBand uses the same underlying engine as Logic, and that's a familiar message. Unfortunately it's fairly non-specific. but here are a few things you might look at.. - First, as always, do a hard shutdown/restart - Try various songs, and see if it's particular to a certain song (or with certain audio files) or if it happens in many songs; test with a brand new Project - Check your system spec -- ideally there should be an i5 CPU or higher (minimum i3), minimum 8GB RAM (better 16 GB), and there should always be at least 20% free (empty) space on the internal (startup) drive (the drive space is particularly important, when a HD is too full everything can slow down and get glitchy -- if possible you could try playing back the audio files from a different HD) - In Logic you can try different audio buffer (RAM) sizes, but I guess that's not an option in GB's Preferences - If you're using a lot of virtual (Software) Instruments, that can put a lot of strain on the system -- make a copy of the song and try removing some to see if the issue goes away or is reduced in severity Sometimes it's just a mystery -- Apple typically recommends re-installing things, so I guess you could try re-installing GB if all else fails.. Note: if you did any upgrades to your system recently, that could potentially have something to do with it, especially if everything worked fine before, and the problem only started after the upgrades..
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  • Crankyoldfart
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Jul 15th, 2021
    Re: Garage Band glitches
    Thank you. I have tried just about everything you mentioned, including reinstalling. Frustrating! Thanks for taking time to reply
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