Sometimes it records, sometimes it's mush

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vonSeydlitz
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Sometimes it records, sometimes it's mush

Post by vonSeydlitz » Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:13 pm

I am a long time user of MC6 and just upgraded to MC9.

I use the Presonus 2-Channel Audiobox USB for my input. I have been successful recording with a microphone and electric guitar on MC9.

I'm on Windows 10. No issues with CPU Mixcraft or System percent levels going high. CPU sticks at around 1%, System is averaging 5% when recording.

When recording, some of my tracks playback as mush. They record but it's garbage. I cannot figure out why. It happens about 25% of each take!

I have noticed that when the yellow marker that indicates where I am in the song ADVANCES ahead of the track, then that track is mush. It's toast.

I don't know why this marker would advance itself like that. Again, this happens about 25% of the time I record. Other recordings sound great.

Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!

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Re: Sometimes it records, sometimes it's mush

Post by vonSeydlitz » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:46 pm

Just checking in to see if someone has some advice on my MC9 recording issue. It must be something with the setup, or a Preferences setting. I cannot figure it out.

Sometimes it records great, other times that Yellow marker bar advances ahead of where I am on the recording track, and then my take is garbage. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

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Re: Sometimes it records, sometimes it's mush

Post by jlouvar » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:20 pm

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Re: Sometimes it records, sometimes it's mush

Post by Mark Bliss » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:10 pm

@vonSeydlitz
What are your sound device settings?
I would suggest as a test, trying a different buffer setting, despite what the cpu meter is saying.
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Re: Sometimes it records, sometimes it's mush

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:57 pm

Hi,

Make sure you've got the latest driver for your Audiobox, and choose ASIO mode in Mixcraft's Sound Device preferences.

Greg
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Re: Sometimes it records, sometimes it's mush

Post by vonSeydlitz » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:59 pm

Thank you all. ASIO has been working so far....

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