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Old 04-22-2011, 01:48 AM
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Default Beeps and Slow Downs

So I'm running PT9 with a Mackie Onyx 1220i on Windows 7. Sometimes it runs absolutely fine, no problems at all.

But I keep getting loud beeps during playback. And even more annoying the audio is lagging behind the screen. So for instance the play marker will be at the start of bar 4 while the audio playing is only at bar 3.02

it's especially infuriating when dealing with automation, because that seems to be triggered visually, i.e. when the playmarker hits it, which makes all my automation go out of time.

could it be a problem with the video card maybe?

here's my PC, it's pretty new:
ASUS P6X58D-E - X58 Chipset
INTEL i7 950 Quad 3.06Ghz
Nvidia 8400GS 512Mb - Dual Head
Belkin 3 Port Firewire Card - Texas Instruments Chipset 1394a (TI Chipset)

not sure how you bring up all your specs. if anyone can help that would be fantastic. this is making me pull my hair out at times
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:56 AM
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Default Re: Beeps and Slow Downs

I've had a few other little weird issues as well, like half-speed playback, Pro Tools refusing to playback at all, waveform images not being created.. most of these seem to disappear after I trash preferences, though
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:09 AM
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Have you turned off Windows sounds(I would) Post a sandra report as described here: Help us Help You - READ THIS Before Posting!
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:54 AM
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Default Re: Beeps and Slow Downs

thanks for the reply. windows sounds are turned off

here's the sandra report:
SiSoftware Sandra

Computer
Model : OEM System Product Name
Workgroup : WORKGROUP
Host Name : JonathanRice-PC
User : Jonathan Rice

Processor
Model : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
Speed : 3.2GHz
Cores per Processor : 4 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Quad-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 4x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L2 Cache : 4x 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L3 Cache : 8MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size, 16 threads sharing

Computer
Mainboard : Asus P6X58D-E
BIOS : AMI 0405 10/04/2010
Bus(es) : ISA X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 12GB DIMM DDR3

Chipset
Model : ASUS X58 I/O Hub
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 2.41GHz (4.82GHz)

Chipset
Model : Intel Core Desktop (Bloomfield) UnCore
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 2.41GHz (4.82GHz)
Total Memory : 12GB DIMM DDR3
Channels : 3
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 536MHz (1GHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : SanMax ModulePartNumber00 2GB DIMM PC8500U
Memory Module : SanMax ModulePartNumber01 2GB DIMM PC8500U
Memory Module : SanMax ModulePartNumber02 2GB DIMM PC8500U
Memory Module : SanMax ModulePartNumber03 2GB DIMM PC8500U
Memory Module : SanMax ModulePartNumber04 2GB DIMM PC8500U
Memory Module : SanMax ModulePartNumber05 2GB DIMM PC8500U

Video System
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (8 SM4.0 1.4GHz, 512MB DDR2 664MHz 64-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
OpenCL Processor : NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (8SP 1C 1.4GHz, 512MB DDR2 664MHz 64-bit)
Compute Shader Processor : NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (8SP 1.4GHz, 512MB DDR2 664MHz 64-bit)

Storage Devices
WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 (1TB, SATA300, 3.5") : 932GB (C:) (E:)
Seagate ST3200822A (200GB, USB/ATA, 3.5") : 186GB (F:) (G:)
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (D:)

Logical Storage Devices
System Reserved : 100MB (NTFS)
AUDIO (F:) : 93GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3200822A (200GB, USB/ATA, 3.5")
PLUGS (G:) : 94GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3200822A (200GB, USB/ATA, 3.5")
Hard Disk (C:) : 466GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 (1TB, SATA300, 3.5")
Audio Drive (E:) : 466GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 (1TB, SATA300, 3.5")
Optical Drive (D:) : N/A @ TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : ASUS LPC Interface Controller
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T0 A5-13
Disk Controller : ASUS 4 port SATA IDE Controller
Disk Controller : ASUS 2 port SATA IDE Controller
Disk Controller : ASUS 88SE91A3 SATA-600 Controller
USB Controller 1 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #4
USB Controller 2 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #5
USB Controller 3 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #6
USB Controller 4 : ASUS USB EHCI Controller #2
USB Controller 5 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #1
USB Controller 6 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #2
USB Controller 7 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #3
USB Controller 8 : ASUS USB EHCI Controller #1
FireWire/1394 Controller 1 : TI TSB43AB23 1394a-2000 OHCI PHY/link-layer Controller
FireWire/1394 Controller 2 : ASUS VIA VT6308 1394 OHCI Controller
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel ICH SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)
Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

Network Services
Network Adapter : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Ethernet)
Wireless Adapter : NETGEAR WG111v3 Wireless-G USB Adapter (802.11g (ERP), AES-CCMP, 54Mbps)

Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01.7600
Platform Compliance : x64

Windows Experience Index
Current System : 4.2
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:19 AM
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Default Re: Beeps and Slow Downs

One of the siggest issues with beeps and white noise during playback is having a plug in thats in demo mode. Happens all the time.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:12 AM
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Default Re: Beeps and Slow Downs

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One of the siggest issues with beeps and white noise during playback is having a plug in thats in demo mode. Happens all the time.
i don't think thats the case

only demo plugs i have installed are the Massey ones. and i've never had a problem with them in the past (i have obviously changed PC systems since then though)
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:46 AM
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Have you disabled the wifi adapter and turned power management OFF for all USB ports?(check and make sure as I had that feature restore itself a few times)
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:36 AM
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Have you disabled the wifi adapter and turned power management OFF for all USB ports?(check and make sure as I had that feature restore itself a few times)
thanks, i've just done that now

will see if it helps
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: Beeps and Slow Downs

now for some reason it won't let me select any software instruments as my output on instrument tracks. e.g, i'm trying to trigger Vacuum through my MPC - it will let me select my midi interface as the input for the track, but won't route the output to Vacuum on the inserts. Same thing happened with Mini Grand
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:32 PM
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Start with a stereo Instrument track. Insert Vacuum(or MiniGrand) in the very top slot(slot A), put the track in record-ready and see if the mpc pads make any sound. Have you setup the mpc as a midi "instrument" in Setup.Midi>Midi Studio?
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