thank you all for your feedback. I'd like to update everyone on my progress and what I think may be the problem.
so first my specifications are as follows: I am running an imac early 2009, 8gb ram, intel duo core 2.66 ghz. I use Pro tools 10 (not hd) and my playback engine runs out through my presonus audiobox usb.
My first suspicion is my Audiobox. After doing a bit of searching and posting in forums across the spectrum, I have come to understand that USB isn't the most efficient way of transferring audio data. So I'm looking into investing in some firewire software.
However I can't be sure if this is the root of my problem you see in my current project (where I was initially experiencing playback issues) I had 10 tracks (2 vocal, 1 guitar, 1 bass, my arturia lab, a rewire for Reason, and 4 aux effects tracks), which my computer is able to handle fine. I created a new session and bounced all of these tracks into the new take, which worked! I heard sound I was so relieved.
Only to be disappointed shortly after. I was searching through my Arturia Lab sound bank to manipulate my current arturia track's sound. After testing a couple of patches (mostly in the JupiterV8 patch) the sound starts to get choppy, then clickish, and then soon enough my entire audio driver stops working. Is this a result of my audio interface and the inefficient USB? Or is this a software problem with Arturia?
Anyway that's all I have to update for you guys today. If I figure out any new information I'll be sure to post it.
Again thanks in advanced and any kind of input helps out!