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Motu 828 MKII whines on play back

Discussion in 'Recording' started by yzfwv, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    Anyone have this problem or know how to fix it?

    Running HP laptop

    40gig hd.
    firewire ran through pci card

    It will occasionally stop playing music and make this whining noise on playback then start playing music again. I updated the drivers and that didn't help. Is it because of the crappy computer configuration?

    It doesn't affect the actual recording and if you stop the track and rewind it a bit and play it again, the part of the track that has the whine will play normally then it will randomly cut in some where else.

    Any help?
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Does the laptop have wireless capabilities?

    I bought a PCMCIA card for my wireless lan in my apt and from time to time when I use the computer when that card is plugged in and enabled, I'll get a whine from my 828 MKII. I just disable it or pull the card and it goes away.
  3. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    Sorry, the firewire connection is PCMCIA and the wireless is on board. Maybe that's what's causing it though. I could try turning it off.
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Also verify that the PCMCIA card has the Texas instruments chipset.

    A requirement for the MOTU interfaces.

  5. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    Networking can be a random process hog. Definitely disable and/or remove any networking if possible. No guarantee that it's the cause, but it very well could be. I have networking on my studio PC, but I disable it whenever I'm going into a session.
  6. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Also try resetting the unit back to it's factory defaults, it's in the manual...somewhere.


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