lol.. i even give it name "robotic7" problem. that's it.
Very well said
I decided to comment on that because I also found it REALLY annoying. And it actually happens for NO REASON whatsoever.
There IS reason. Only rule i found is...
All programs and all that can be called "soundCard" so, VAC, real soundcard,. etc... Need to to be adjusted to exactly same sample rate.
I had problem also on my PC too!
In standard configuration i use Winamp, RTA, VAC, ST and my soundcard.
Now RTA only works with 48kHz 16bit, meaning i need to make all others to work like that. Tuned vac. tuned ST.. both in VAC panel and windows sound panel, then i had problem with winamp. I cannot tune it to always
play at 48kHz. It will play at samplerate as how file is. I found solution to use DS in winamp (i always used wave), and Input module decoder tuned to 48kHz. Then winamp always plays at 48, and only with DS is ok!
Finally sound was as should.
Winamp 44.1 out -> VB cable (44.1) -> ST (96 kHz) -> VB hi fi (192) -> MPX tool (192 in, 48 kHz out) -> sound out in driver set to 192 kHz = no artifacts (every change brings on artifacts! When I set 44.1 in ST it also adds some spikes in 23-53 kHz area and there is noise on the pilot spectrum. 48 kHz in ST sounds worst).
Winamp 44.1 out -> VB cable (44.1) -> ST (44.1) -> sound out driver setting 44.1 kHz = clean
For the 44.1 vs 48 kHz file sample rate playback problem I gave up and convert all into 44.1 kHz when necessary. I don't use DS due to crossfader that I like (sqr soft).