Audio skips recording in Adobe Audition CC

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Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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I have all new hardware and softward - a Windows 10 laptop PC with Adobe Audition CC - all deployed this year.

 

When recording - admittedly with multiple windows open on Google Chrome and in Word - my recordings occasionally skip.

 

More accurately, and when I have the Adobe window open but not on display, the recording inexplicably pauses for a split second. When I go back to listen, the sentence "Mary had a little lamb" may sound like "Mary h/tle lamb." There is a brief instance of an audio spike at, what shall we call it, the stutter.

 

This happens maybe 20 percent of the time I record, particularly in long form for my podcast recording.

 

I typically use a sample rate of 44.1k (I have been unable to change the 48k default setting) in mono at a bit depth of 16. I also clean my PC regularly with CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller.

 

Any ideas on how to cure this?

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Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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You haven't really given us too many hardware details like ram, cpu, etc but I would be shutting down all other applications as well as anitvirus software, search indexing, everything that might take away cpu cycles or require hard disk access - basically everything else.

Start with that and see how you go.

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Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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I agree - get rid of all the background stuff, especially anything that's likely to try to steal your sound device...

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