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the19thbear 12-29-2019 04:10 PM

Session crashed. Corrupt audio files
 
My session crashed in the middle of a take.
I tried importing the audio files, but they seem to be corrupt.
Can’t play them in finder or iTunes either.
Any software that can “close off” the files properly? The files are large so there definitely is data in them. I just think the files weren’t “closed” the proper way because of the crash.

Any hints on how to do this?
I’m on MacOS.

Thanks:)


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Ben Jenssen 12-30-2019 06:31 AM

Re: Session crashed. Corrupt audio files
 
Hi.
I've used Audacity to rescue audio files with good results.
It has a feature called "Import raw data" or similar, which seems to read data from any file, you just need to tell it the sample rate etc, to get results.
And it's free:
https://www.audacityteam.org/

albee1952 12-30-2019 07:52 AM

Re: Session crashed. Corrupt audio files
 
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Originally Posted by Ben Jenssen (Post 2549363)
Hi.
I've used Audacity to rescue audio files with good results.
It has a feature called "Import raw data" or similar, which seems to read data from any file, you just need to tell it the sample rate etc, to get results.
And it's free:
https://www.audacityteam.org/

That ^^^ sounds promising. Another thing to try is to create a blank session at a different sample rate(if the original is 48K, make the new session 44.1K or vice versa). Then using Import Session Data, apply SRC(sample rate conversion). The theory being that the conversion re-writes the audio files which MIGHT iron out the corruption(I know its a stretch, but it has worked for me at least 1 time).

The other thing to try is to create a blank session and import only a few tracks at a time. This might narrow things down to only SOME of the data being corrupted.

Last 2 cents(general advice) on this subject. Having just gotten my ASSets kicked by a freakish data loss, having proper backup is worth way more than you can imagine. Back everything up to at least 3 places(and try to keep one of those off-site or at least not in the same room). suggestion #2: get a decent battery backup to power the computer and important peripherals(not speakers or keyboards) so that a power glitch or failure doesn't trash your audio files. I know this might not help the19thbear, but it will help somebody:o

musicman691 12-30-2019 09:56 AM

Re: Session crashed. Corrupt audio files
 
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Originally Posted by albee1952 (Post 2549371)

Last 2 cents(general advice) on this subject. Having just gotten my ASSets kicked by a freakish data loss, having proper backup is worth way more than you can imagine. Back everything up to at least 3 places(and try to keep one of those off-site or at least not in the same room). suggestion #2: get a decent battery backup to power the computer and important peripherals(not speakers or keyboards) so that a power glitch or failure doesn't trash your audio files. I know this might not help the19thbear, but it will help somebody:o

I don't think you'll find a greater exponent of an ups than myself. Get one with a good power conditioner - don't rely on any so-called protection in a power strip. I now have at least one ups here that my system runs on that completely regenerates the incoming AC power to a clean sine wave. Not all ups's generate a sine wave but a stair-stepped approximation.


I once had a $300 ups sacrifice itself to protect $3k+ in connected electronics. I'd say that's money well spent. I'm quite partial to APC ups's. Even at home I have all my electronics on ups's. It's funny that when the power drops out they all start beeping and NOT at the same time :-)

albee1952 12-30-2019 01:02 PM

Re: Session crashed. Corrupt audio files
 
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Originally Posted by musicman691 (Post 2549380)

I once had a $300 ups sacrifice itself to protect $3k+ in connected electronics. I'd say that's money well spent. I'm quite partial to APC ups's. Even at home I have all my electronics on ups's. It's funny that when the power drops out they all start beeping and NOT at the same time :-)

Thanks for this as I forgot some more info I wanted to offer. I highly recommend APC and also will warn against Cyberpower as their product failed in the worst way(for no apparent reason). I just replaced my last Cyberpower product with another APC:o

Ben Jenssen 12-30-2019 01:10 PM

Re: Session crashed. Corrupt audio files
 
You might not be aware of it, but here in Scandinavia we're spoiled with very robust and stable power supply, so, drifting somewhat off topic, guys. Also, the issue of OP had nothing to do with being backed up. (I know you're aware of that, Dave.)

Tell us know how it turns out, 19bear.

the19thbear 12-30-2019 02:36 PM

Re: Session crashed. Corrupt audio files
 
Thanks:)
Will try the sample rate conversion thing and then audacity.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from Denmark :)


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the19thbear 12-31-2019 01:56 PM

Re: Session crashed. Corrupt audio files
 
Worked with the 44.1khz audio import.
Thanks a lot:)


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