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So I dropped my recorder in a wheelbarrow full of water…

(I should get a gold medal just for the title alone!) So anyway, I'm out recording the deluge of rain we're getting in Los Angeles last night and I tripped over something and half-submerged my Tascam ...
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Pro Tools Problems?

Greetings everyone, I'm making a Pro Tools "Community Wiki" on here since we seem to get a lot of Pro Tools related tech questions. It seems a bit unnecessary to clog this place up with tech issues ...
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No sound from Liquid Saffire 56 on OS X

I am using a Liquid Saffire 56 on a Macbook Pro, running OS X 10.6. I use both Logic 9 and Cubase 4 (and have successfully run them with a Saffire Pro10IO before). However now, I can't get any sound ...
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Line 6 UX2 Terrible Noise on Inputs

My Line 6 TonePort UX2 has suddenly started malfunctioning. It is absolutely fine for playback, but on all the inputs (Mic 1 & 2, + instrument) there is terrible digital white noise maxing out the ...
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Avantone CK-1 Mic noise problem

I am experiencing some issues with my Avantone CK-1. Whenever I connect it for the first time in the session it gets a static noise that doesn't disappear until I unscrew the capsule from the pre and ...
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Need help identifying strange flutter distortion.

I was out recording my car last week both for the purposes of scouting a good strip of road and practicing my auto coverage technique. When I got back to the studio I discovered that one of my tracks ...
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pro tools 9 odd freeze and crash

I'm working on 3 separate projects in pt9, not identical but similar in content. 2 of them work fine but 1 of them crashes after a second of playing back. This seems to happen anywhere in the edit (if ...
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MIDI input 3 second delay lag

I luckily found the answer to this problem, so I'm going to self-answer this. Problem: MIDI input lags by 3 - 5 seconds (not a buffer size issue). Setup: For me: Yamaha YDP-S30 digital piano E-MU ...
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Recording thunder.

Hi all Yesterday a massive (for Denmark atleast) thunderstorm was passing a great deal of the country. 40000 lightning strikes was recorded from midnight to noon. It was wild to say the least. I was ...
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Help with Pro Tools recording issues

First off, I've looked through the Pro Tools help and such, and couldn't find an answer. I'm trying to record my guitar in Pro Tools 9, through an MBox mini. When I try to assign it to an audio ...
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Removing unused audio from ProTools (or not..)

Morning, In 8.0.3 (and as far as I can see it wasn't a bug fix with 8.0.4) when I try to remove all unused audio there are lots, sometimes hundreds / thousands of files that remain. I'm definitely ...
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Connecting guitar to mixer and pc

I bought a guitar and an amp, and to connect my guitar to the pc I followed some guides on the internet. Looking for a good setup I got a BEHRINGER Xenyx 302 mixer and a BEHRINGER DI100 DI with the ...
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should I ground the mixer?

I have a mackie mix8 mixer, which comes with a cheap power supply that generates a loud hum (at least I think so -- I don't have a different power supply at the moment to verify) I noticed that if I ...
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Pro Tools save copy still copies cleared regions

Ok so this drives me mad.... everytime I finish a project, I clear all the unused regions from my session and then select save copy in to transfer for mixing. But heres the issue, Pro Tools STILL ...
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Sennheiser K6 making purring sound?

I have this ME66/K6 combo mic. It randomly started making this purring noise. I changed the XLR cable, audio interface, battery etc.. still nothing. However, After removing the ME66 portion, the ...
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undesired interaction between multiple inputs to PA system

I'm using a 250W Fender Passport PA system (model P-250) with a vocal mic (MP-75) and an electric bass guitar hooked up to separate channels (e.g. mic to MIC-1 and bass to LINE-2). When both are ...
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pro tools swapping shortcut keys around!

I keep having this annoying Pro Tools bug; the next start end key (") keeps swapping shortcuts with the tab key, so instead of heading to the next region when I hit it, it changes the edit mode! ...
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The volume of exported sound is not the same as the volume of the realtime sound

I have a 192 I/O soundcard and a Behringer Xenyx Control 1 USB as my monitor station and 2 KRK speakers. Whenever I export my session on Pro Tools, the volume is 4 to 5 dB lower than the sound I hear ...
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Shaky sound from speakers? [closed]

I am pretty new to this, just trying to get everything to work. I have an Onkyo TX-8050 receiver hooked up to a set of Paradigm Atom V7 speakers. I am playing from a turntable Audio Technical AT-LP60 ...
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Problem with my sound devices

So I just hooked up a Tascam US 1800. Installation went fine and my computer recognizes it as my default sound device. However, for some reason, whenever I use Pro-Tools, it only sends the Pro Tools ...
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Pro Tools 9 Crashing

I have protools 9 HD running on Snow leopard. It has worked fine for almost 8 months and within the past week I have had trouble starting it up as it freezes on the loading window then is not ...
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Unable to find an Audio Interface attached to the first HD card. Please check power and digilink cables. Click OK to rescan

Ok, So I'm assisting a feature film dub and while attempting to setup the tommorow's actor's template, we experienced a DAE error, whereafter PT9 HD froze... After a Force-Quit, we restarted, and ...
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How do you deal with PT9's fake delay compensation and Aux Delays when sound designing or mixing

PT 9's Delay Compensation is a joke. It doesn't even work. Maybe it's just my system. So since the ADC is not working, every time you use an AUX you get at least an 8 sample delay. Even with the ...
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What happens when I connect my TV to a phono input on my receiver?

I connected a recent LG TV's 3.5 mini jack to the phono input on an old Marantz receiver by mistake via a mini jack to RCA splitter. I know I'm not supposed to connect anything other than a turntable ...
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Protools9 running of macbook pro icore 7 problems

I have been having trouble with my mac because it gets stuck during playback, editing or even recording, so I have to force shut down the laptop by holding the power button in! What can I do to stop ...