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Old 02-26-2010, 12:00 PM
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Red face PT8: Pissing against the wind?

Hey, if anyone can help:

I was recording onto a laptop but as PT was giving me trouble so i sold it, coughed up a bit more money and upgraded to a better desktop:

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz Processor
Ram 4 GB
Pro tools M Powered 8.0.3
Fast Track pro interface
Windows 7 Home premium 64-Bit

Main Problem: When plug a mic into the input and record i get loud Clicks/cracks/and pops.

Here's a 4 second guitar part with 2 of the pops in it: http://www.box.net/shared/j7g69v4h2a
  • It's defo not the mic or the lead. It happened on both PT8.0 & PT8.0.3.
  • Internal sound cards and network connections are disables while recording.
  • I've uninstalled Internet Explorer 8
  • There's no clicks or pops when pro tools is closed and i'm playing a song through windows media player or online.
  • i have read about clock sources but does it apply in my case where i just have a mic and the interface and no other external device?

Thanks
Shane
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:04 PM
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Default Re: PT8: Pissing against the wind?

And also, i've borrowed another Fast Track Pro + USB lead, and the same thing happens so that can rule the interface i think
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:52 AM
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Default Re: PT8: Pissing against the wind?

also, I know it's not recommended but i was recording onto the disk drive on the laptop, or some times onto a USB external hard drive. I've tried doing both with the computer but the noise is still there in both cases.

Do you think it's a good idea to go get a Firewire hard drive and firewire chipset? is there a good chance they're related?
i gather from this http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?...4&itemid=23126 that i need a hard drive with the oxford 911 thing'a'magig.. but the type of chipset needed confuses me.. Will any one work?
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:43 AM
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Default Re: PT8: Pissing against the wind?

Shane:

Go here:

http://forums.m-audio.com/index.php

then to the USB forum and consult the troubleshooting guide.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:40 PM
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cheers, i'll post a solution if i find one there
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: PT8: Pissing against the wind?

By any chance are you using a USB or firewire hub in your setup? IF so, that could be your issue
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:31 AM
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USB. There are no firewire ports on the computer i'm afraid.

I tried physically putting a standard firewire card into the computer. but crazy as it sounds it wouldn't fit. the two fins on the right hand side of the card are twice as big for the slots they should be going into.
http://techpaul.files.wordpress.com/...ewire-card.jpg
It's a HP 2009V just incase.
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