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Help! Problem w/ PTLE 6.9

Discussion in 'Recording' started by TomF, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. TomF

    TomF Guest


    I have PTLE(002R) 6.9 running on a G5 2.5 w/2x1gb sticks and a Glyph GTO50250 firewire hard drive.The hard drive has only 2 songs on it, so its pretty much empty.

    I was recording a band with 8 Drum tracks,2 guitars tracks and 1 Bass track.Recording all 11 tracks at once. During the recording the computer froze with the spinning beach ball showing,everything locked up,but you could still hear the band playing.

    Then after I got it to free up and don't ask me how. I got the message:
    DAE Can't Get Audio From The Drives Fast Enough Your Drive May Be Too Slow Or Fragmented Or A Firewire Drive Could Be Having Trouble Due To The Extra Firewire Bandwidth or CPU Load(-9073)

    I had the H/W Buffer Size set at 128 , CPU at 85% and DAE Playback Buffer at Level 2.
    I tried changing all that ,but it didn't make any difference. Restarted the computer and tried again.This time I was able to record the whole song ,but during playback the same message keep appearing. Now if recording or playing back the system stops and I get that message.

    Has anyone had this problem or can someone tell what to look at?

    Thanks, any advice would be appreciated!
  2. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    try setting the cpu to 99% and the buffer somewhat higher....

    and if you're using digi002 try using the front firewire port instead of the on on the back....
  3. i had the same exacty probelm when i first got my digi 002. if you are usng a external hard drive witha card reader this will happen. i had a western digital external with a media card reader and nothing would work right, i barely could get 10 seconds down with no playback. Try recording to your internal harddrive just to see what happens. i garantee if it works that your other hard drive is never gonna work with PT any version

    digidesign.com has a lot of good answers and they have good tech suport to
  4. TomF

    TomF Guest

    Thanks for the replies!

    I solved the problem. I opened up a new session with 16 tracks and loaded it up with lots of plug-in hogs,Verbs etc.Then I record enabled all the tracks while viewing the system usage meter and recorded. The system recorded all 16 tracks without a problem and no 9073 message. The system didn't flinch.I was recording to the external drive

    When opening the problem session.I opened it using a templete.A friend instructed me on setting up the templete. His instructions for setup were from a different version of PT,I have 6.9.So that was the problem.

    I selected my external hard drive for the recording drive for the session. But for some reason all the audio was being recorded to the internal drive and not the external. I found the problem when I looked at the session folder an didn't see audio. Thats when I found it on the internal.So it created a folder on both drives for the session.I guess because the templete duplicated with the instructions he gave me.He said save the templete to the desktop. When I opened it ,it duplicated.So ,when I started to record the session the audio files went on the internal.

    I did the templete using the REF Manual and so far so good!
    Thanks Again

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