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cool edit pro, question. ?

im using cool edit pro 2.1 ro record. my friend and i use a program to develop the drums and beats and save to hard drive. we then bring the drum file up on cool edit and record various intruments over the drums with cool edit. we listen to what we've done at that point. it sounds great. we then save the session as "save session as".
the next day i open the session again with cool edit and many of the tracks are out of time. drums are fine, but many of the tracks are not matching up are "out of time" with the beat.
is this a latency issue? the quality sounds great. just frustrating spending hours recording and having it not match up when opened up later.
i noticed when we punch in to record from the 2nd verse on on a certain track that maybe this could lead to the problem...

well, if it is a latency issue, what is a cost effective way for a computer stupid person to rectify the problen.
any suggestions would be great. thanks.


TeddyG Mon, 05/01/2006 - 18:41
I find I do my best putdowns when, after spending a really quite hard-working weekend, elsewhere, finally getting to see my loving wife and she goes to bed early without wanting to speak to me("I'm fine..." Have you eaten supper? "No". Can I get you anything? "No."...).... What gets you wanting to rip people with these "way too basic, open the stupid book and read for gosh sake" questions to shreads?

I deleted the really rabid rant to spare your gentle, obviously very young, feelings...

So instead I'll just say:

A. Read the instructions... This is too basic and shows too little desire to figure out things for yourself. "There are no stupid questions". Yes, there are. I've asked and answered far too many myself to fall for that old line... You're a smart person, figure this out.

B. Buy yourself a piece of software that's still in production. You can upgrade to Adobe Audition for what, 169(US)? Then you can ask Adobe all of these questions. No excuses, just do it, it's time...... about 3 years ago(?) it was time......

Member Mon, 05/01/2006 - 13:59
Hi, I just found this site today, looking for some Cool Edit info and happened upon your question. I have had a similar problem with tracks being "out of beat". Here' something to check (if you get this message):
In Multi track view (not edit view), after you record a track, before you do anything else, go to Edit>Lock in time and check off the Lock in time. This will keep your tracks in sync. Thereafter, do this for every track you record. This way, if the tracks accidentally get moved, and sometimes they do, you won't be screwed.
Hope this helps.