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Old 01-20-2013, 08:15 AM
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Using DIGI002 on my Macintosh, when I set up to play/record, there is a long delay before it starts working. This doesn't happen if I play a previously recorded session-only a new one. I get the circular rainbow for about 2 minutes before it kicks in. I think it's happened before but haven't done anything different that I know. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:21 AM
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Default Re: Long delay before playing/recording

I had this happen once, and I'll share what fixed it for me, but I'm not sure our two problems are related, but it sounds like it. Go to your system preferences... what is your default audio playback? Is it your DIGI hardware? If so, change it to the internal audio hardware and see if that helps.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:55 AM
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If your disk allocation is set to "open ended" in the prefs try shorting it to something more reasonable in regards to your project. Like 15 minutes or so.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:08 PM
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Default Re: Long delay before playing/recording

My playback engine is Digi002 and system preferences under Sound is Digi002 for sound input and output, which seems to have worked in the past. I had tried using delay compensation and thought that might be the problem. Increased buffer size and removed delay comp. It then worked correctly with a track record-enabled but when I actually pushed the record button to record the same problem happened again.
Not sure about disk allocation. I couldn't find a reference to its size.
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Not sure about disk allocation. I couldn't find a reference to its size.
Check Preferences > Operation > Record section (right side). There is a 98% likelihood that this is your culprit, if it's set to Use All Available Space.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:47 PM
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Looks like that solved the problem, though I never remember going to that page before. I was still getting the rainbow for about 3 seconds when i set the space to an hour so I lowered it more. What is a reasonable setting? Thank you so much- I would never have found this on my own.
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Looks like that solved the problem, though I never remember going to that page before. I was still getting the rainbow for about 3 seconds when i set the space to an hour so I lowered it more. What is a reasonable setting? Thank you so much- I would never have found this on my own.
Reasonable setting in my instance would be the average length of a song plus a buffer. I will say ten minutes max . If you were doing hour long TV shows you might want to change that to 65 minutes. If you were recording your band in a live setting you might want to break it down to 40 minutes and then treat each set as a separate session. Smaller sessions are going to make for quicker transport response. If all you do is 60 second voice overs set it to 2 minutes.
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