Do you experience a crackling sound when working on your music in FL Studio? Does it get worse as the project file gets bigger and more CPU-heavy? This is a common problem that many producers experience. There are a few ways to fix this, so let's get going.
A smaller buffer size leads to less latency when working with MIDI-controllers and pressing the play button in FL Studio. When recording MIDI-instruments you want the delay to be as small as possible between pressing a key / button / fader and hearing the sound (smaller buffer size) but when you're just producing you can increase it without major problems.
How does it sound now? It should be way less underruns and the audio should play smoothly.
If the problem isn't solved, you should check how much you're pushing your CPU when working. If it gets too heavy for the CPU to handle, try to render some tracks to audio and disable some plugins for it to calm down.
But how do I render tracks to audio? Well I'll tell you.
Okay, now you'll see all your rendered audio tracks in the playlist. Let's disable the plugins and effects that aren't in use anymore.
How about now? Did the CPU chill down and the crackling disappeared? I hope so.