Importing an Audio File into T-Racks 3 Deluxe Demo Version

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  1. rocker73

    rocker73 Active Member

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    I have just installed the demo of T-Racks 3 and ran it stand alone and tried to improt an MP3 file of a Mix i had done earlier and it would not recognise the file format so I did a Mix of the same track to a 16 bit Wav file with a dither plugin across the Stereo Master and when I import
    it into T-Racks there is some strange Alien distortion signal on the track all the way through?

    Am i bouncing it wrong? does it need to be 24bit with no dither? Do i Have to set the Track format to Wave, 24bit 44.1Khz with Dithering on
    and tick the "Link T-Racks processors to Audio file" Box?

    I checked the Meters on my mix and they are Ok, just hitting 0db slightly in places.

    Any Help much appreciated!
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    By "just installed", do you mean it has been more than 10 days since you installed it? If so, the IKMultimedia site says "the software will emit a small noise every several seconds". Putting aside for a moment the thought that IKMultimedia is a Mediterranean company with presumably corresponding dietary habits, it could be that it's just trying to tell you that it's time to cough up or give up.

    If it's a new install, and in any case, you should be mixing to a 24-bit file without dither and then selecting 24-bit 44.1KHz for your input source file specification in T-racks. Since you are not reducing the wordlength, you should not do any dithering in the mix on your way into T-racks. Only when you have the processed master and are ready to burn to CD would you reduce and dither to 16-bit. This can be done by T-racks on output, but on the occasions I have used T-racks, I have always wanted to check the 24-bit master in another DAW before CD burning, so I have never used this setting.

    The "Link T-Racks processors to Audio file" check box relates to whether chained processes inherit the same attributes as the source audio file, so I don't think that would make any difference in your simple test.
     
  3. rocker73

    rocker73 Active Member

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    I figured it out, basically as i was runningt T-Racks in stand alone mode and still running Pro Tools i could not get T-racks to use the ASIO driver and could only get it to use the windows directX driver and my on board Audio out not Digidesign Analogue outs!

    When i ran it instand alone mode with Pro Tools shutdown i could configure it to use the ASIO driver and Digi outs!

    Imported my 24 bit file and problem solved!

    When i try and get the demo to run as a plugin in pro tools it launches as though its in stand alone mode as an insert in Pro Tools and a lot of the graphics
    of it are blacked out so you cant use it as a plugin at all. I thought i would be abl to select any of the compressors or a limiter etc as seperate plugins but
    when i click on my inserts list it just lists T-racks 3 and runs that as a plugin.

    Can you not select any of the modules by themselves as an insert instead of having T-racks as a whle as an insert?
     

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