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Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:52 pm
Posted by blad
billw58 wrote:We should have asked earlier: What version of Audacity are you running?
Also: How are you connecting your turntable to the Mac Pro? Line In? USB?
For the moment it appears all the elves are stumped.
-- Bill


I'm running Audacity 2.2.0>Mac Pro-OS X 10.13.1>Connecting turntable via USB. Please note that I have experienced an intermittent record with 2.1.0 as well with different computer also a Mac Pro - OS X 10.7.5 this computer was connected to turntable via mini jack.

Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Posted by billw58
Some people have experienced problems with intermittent USB connections. Try pulling and re-seating the USB connector a few times.

Also, please try the steps in this FAQ.

-- Bill

Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:13 am
Posted by blad
billw58 wrote:Some people have experienced problems with intermittent USB connections. Try pulling and re-seating the USB connector a few times.

Also, please try the steps in this FAQ.

-- Bill


Bill, I'm ahead of you on this. Ive already went through it with "USB Wine". On my other device I had a faint high pitch sound that my only remedy was to go to the mini jack built-in. The wine disappeared. On my new device I have only the option of USB connection. So far no sound problems. Thanks

Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:15 am
Posted by blad
blad wrote:
billw58 wrote:Some people have experienced problems with intermittent USB connections. Try pulling and re-seating the USB connector a few times.

Also, please try the steps in this FAQ.

-- Bill


Bill, I'm ahead of you on this. Ive already went through it with "USB Wine". On my other device I had a faint high pitch sound that my only remedy was to go to the mini jack built-in. The wine disappeared. On my new device I have only the option of USB connection. So far no sound problems. Thanks


I think that your referring to a bad connection. My issue is not a bad connection.

Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Posted by billw58
Did you try adjusting the "Buffer Length" as suggested in the FAQ?
-- Bill

Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:10 pm
Posted by blad
billw58 wrote:Did you try adjusting the "Buffer Length" as suggested in the FAQ?
-- Bill

Im afraid to. Does the defaults stay in place if I were to change the buffer and it doesn't do what I would prefer. If I have this right, that if I adjust the buffer can I adjust it while Audacity is transferring?

Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Posted by blad
blad wrote:
billw58 wrote:Did you try adjusting the "Buffer Length" as suggested in the FAQ?
-- Bill

Im afraid to. Does the defaults stay in place if I were to change the buffer and it doesn't do what I would prefer. If I have this right, that if I adjust the buffer can I adjust it while Audacity is transferring?


...or, do I adjust through trial and error and given that the app fails. What way should I adjust? what about sound quality?

Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:11 am
Posted by billw58
The default is 100. As the FAQ says:
Open Recording Preferences and adjust the "Buffer Length" setting. Reduce the setting to 0 milliseconds. If recording breaks up or does not start, increase "Buffer Length" in increments of 10 milliseconds until recording is smooth

So, yes, it is trial and error. From what you've described, you have nothing to lose by trying this.
-- Bill

Re: intermittent record

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:21 pm
Posted by blad
billw58 wrote:The default is 100. As the FAQ says:
Open Recording Preferences and adjust the "Buffer Length" setting. Reduce the setting to 0 milliseconds. If recording breaks up or does not start, increase "Buffer Length" in increments of 10 milliseconds until recording is smooth

So, yes, it is trial and error. From what you've described, you have nothing to lose by trying this.
-- Bill

I'll always trust a Canadian. thanks I'll try it