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Old 06-28-2008, 12:50 PM
idledude idledude is offline
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Default 5 second delay when i hit record and play!

hey guys!

im using pro tools m-powered 7.4 with mac 10.4.1 and Firewire 1814

i was recording yesterday and all of a sudden when i started to record, "play" and "record" button would blink about 4 times and then recording would start!

when i hit play on its own it playback start away

i have no idea what it is, the performance of the mac seems to be ok, nothing is running slow.

i changed some playback settings but it didnt make a difference

can you defrag a mac drive?!

and wheres the latest pro tools update? should i update the mac system? i havent in about a year id say.

where can i get cymbal samples for idrum?!

so many questions!

thanks guys

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Old 06-29-2008, 12:02 AM
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Default Re: 5 second delay when i hit record and play!

Try changing the max recording length to a smaller amount, you may have it set to use all available space. as soon as you hit record it creates the files using the max size. When you stop recording it gets shortened to the actual size of the data.

You didn't mention any system specs, so I'll take a wild guess and say you are recording to the system drive as well.
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:06 AM
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hey guys!

im using pro tools m-powered 7.4 with mac 10.4.1 and Firewire 1814

10.4.1? Really?

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i was recording yesterday and all of a sudden when i started to record, "play" and "record" button would blink about 4 times and then recording would start!

when i hit play on its own it playback start away

i have no idea what it is, the performance of the mac seems to be ok, nothing is running slow.

i changed some playback settings but it didnt make a difference

can you defrag a mac drive?!
Yes. iDefrag, or Speedisk Tools, or TechTool, or.......there are a bunch of tools.

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and wheres the latest pro tools update? should i update the mac system? i havent in about a year id say.

where can i get cymbal samples for idrum?!
Um, probably Digidesign.com and under support? Just a wild guess.......

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so many questions!
Many of which could have been answered via a quick google search or two.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:44 AM
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Default Re: 5 second delay when i hit record and play!

audiogeekzine

i changed the max length from all avalible space to 10 mins in preferences and it made no difference!

1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of Ram, 80GB HD with 50 GB remaining

could it be post roll?

i put on system using recording and the green lights barely flickered!

i have downloaded PT update and 1814 driver update, ill try those?

what else could it be?

thanks

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:17 AM
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i was recording yesterday and all of a sudden when i started to record, "play" and "record" button would blink about 4 times and then recording would start!
Do you have MIDI Countoff enabled? That would do it.

Press 8 on the numeric keypad to turn it on/off, or from the transport window.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: 5 second delay when i hit record and play!

You don't have the "2 Bar Countoff" selected in the transport window and the click track muted or inactive and configured for "record only", do you?

edit; chris110000100101001 mentioned the same thing...
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:37 AM
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edit; chris110000100101001 mentioned the same thing...
It was worth mentioning twice
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