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|Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:13 pm Post subject: HD24 to fireport to DP = clicks???
| Okay, I'm pretty stressed out. I've got a heavy deadline behind my back, a long day recording and planning, and I've got 2 very long days coming up with rehearsals, preperations and a concert on saturday evening.
One of the pieces that will be played will have tape playback (well, virtual tape that is). That tape is recorded in 5 takes, kindof droning thing, 15 to 20 musicians playing long notes, all takes will be played back together. Minimalistic music, hardcore.
Anyway, so today we recorded 2 more takes. We did 4 on a workshop with the composer 2 months ago. I recorded them with the preamps of our analog mixer, direct outs in the Alesis HD24. Then using a fireport and an old mac since alesis soft will not work on my tiger thingy, I exported the files on my external HD. Imported them into Digital Performer. Clicks all over the place.
Doesn't seem to make any sense to me. Two months ago this worked like a charm. I did the exact same thing!!! What the hell??
I do it this way instead of using a soundcard and recording directly into DP since it seemed to be a sollicion that couldn't fail! Anyone else had problems with this? I'm thinking/hoping it's a problem with the fireport. I'll be trying HD24Tools for the same process tomorrow in the hope that it really is a data transfer problem. (Given the randomness of the clicks on different tracks, I suspect this.) If anyone got tips, has heard rumors, please let me know!
I need this recording for the rehearsal tomorrow at 11. I was planning to prepare everything, importing the tracks etc tonight, and I'm going to the studio at 8 tomorrow to mix and bounce it. We can use only the previous takes for the rehearsal as a backup solution. But for the concert we really need these!
If you know something, help me out here. I don't have the time for this crap. Damnit!
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