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2 Firepod Problem

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Salamander, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Salamander

    Salamander Guest

    Hello,

    I recently recorded a live gig using my laptop and 2 firepods and cubase sx3.

    The first set went well. But the 2nd set I had problems.

    It seems that 8 of the 16 channels of audio where recorded at a different sample rate and/or bit rate.

    Basically I am wondering if my audio is actually intact and can be 'resampled' to sound correct or if my audio was actually printed wrong.

    Does anyone have any insight into this?

    Thanks

    Rubim
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    This is a tough question. Not owning either devices, it sounds like you may, you should be able to recover the tracks that were Miss recorded? I think however, you might need a second computer and second external hard disk USB drive? The digital solution may be a more difficult one than an analog solution? If I could, I would play back the tracks recorded at the wrong sample rate or bit depth, so they play back correctly. Once they are playing back correctly, I would take the 8 channels of analog output and plug those to the analog inputs on the second device plugged into the second computer and rerecord at the proper sample rate and bit depth that matches the other good tracks.

    Then you could take those 8 new tracks, download them to your external USB drive and then take that drive and upload them to the computer/drive that has the 8 good tracks on it.

    Once you synchronize your start point, you should find that everything will continue in sync thanks to the crystal controlled clocks in our computers. Time code is nice but not a necessity. You may need to stop and resynchronize from time to time, depending on the length of the piece.

    I've had to do wacky things like this as well
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  3. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    There's this little free-bie from Voxengo...
    http://www.voxengo.com/product/r8brain/
    I think something like that will do the trick for you. Just alter the sample rate of the mis-recorded tracks with this utility, and all should be well. ANDY
     
  4. Salamander

    Salamander Guest

    Thanks for tips

    none of these solutions seem to work.

    i was intending to reocrd at 48khz 32 bit float but ...

    8 of my tracks seem to have recorded at somethings else.

    i believe 44 khz and 32 bit.

    the problem is that any software that i try to load the files in default to 48 / 32

    converting them does no good.

    i want something that will ignore that they are 'labelled' at 48 / 32 and let me open them at whatever hz/bit-rate i want.

    that way i am not converting at file from its wrong rate to what i think is right and open them directly at their proper rate.

    any insight?

    thank you

    salamander
     
  5. Salamander

    Salamander Guest

    Thanks for tips

    none of these solutions seem to work.

    i was intending to reocrd at 48khz 32 bit float but ...

    8 of my tracks seem to have recorded at somethings else.

    i believe 44 khz and 32 bit.

    the problem is that any software that i try to load the files in default to 48 / 32

    converting them does no good.

    i want something that will ignore that they are 'labelled' at 48 / 32 and let me open them at whatever hz/bit-rate i want.

    that way i am not converting at file from its wrong rate to what i think is right and open them directly at their proper rate.

    any insight?

    thank you

    salamander
     
  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    So, you managed to record at 48kHz 32-bit float with one of the units and were successful?

    You have a mess on your hands and although you don't want to convert files, you will have to convert files. You are in "The Salvage Zone". It's not rescue, its recovery.

    Can you get those 8 wrongley recorded tracks to play back correctly by themselves?? Without the other eight? If so, there's hope? What exactly are the symptoms?? Too fast? Too slow? Too high? Too low? One fish. Two fish. Redfish. Bluefish?

    Dr. Remy Seuss
     
  7. Salamander

    Salamander Guest

    Hi and Thanks for the reply,

    No I cannot get those eight tracks to play back by themselves.

    I have created a page with some links to some audio examples so you can hear what i am talking about.

    http://www.rubim.com/sample.html

    thanks!!!

    Rubim (Salamander)
     
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Yeesh! I hope you can get that worked out. It doesn't sound like a samplerate issue at all. The file sounds messed up to me. I could be wrong but it sounds corrupted altogether. samplerate descrancy will usually just result in speed differences.
     
  9. Cresta

    Cresta Active Member

    you said you used Cubase? that sound is generally produced when CPU load is too heavy, does not concern samplerate.
     
  10. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    That is a terrible way for a violin to die......and its seven other friends..... It was a fluke..... like Steve Irwin.....

    Tearfully yours
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     

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