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Audition skips when I record, waveform lagging behind recording

New Here ,
May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023

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Hi, these are fairly new issues I'm experiencing. When recording, sometimes Audition will skip a piece of my recording. Also, I've noticed that the waveform is lagging behind my speech when recording now. The sound is much scratchier than it used to be as well - it seems like it's recording me very loud even though I haven't changed anything in my set up. 

 

My set up is a PC, to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and a compressor with a Rode mic. If you need data and settings, please tell me EXACTLY what it is/where to get it! I'm not real familiar with Audition/other hardware so don't know all the settings. Appreciate any and all assistance. 

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May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023

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Actually, before going anywhere near any settings, we need to know whether you are recording in Waveform or Multitrack views - they are completely different from each other in this regard. Obviously, you've tried one - have you tried the other?

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May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023

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It's waveform. I haven't really used multitrack at all.

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May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023

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In that case (as I must admit that I suspected...) give Multitrack recording a try. If you record in Waveform view, your recording initially goes to a temp file, and isn't written to your final file until you save it. The trouble with this is that unless you've changed the default location for where Audition keeps its temp files, it's a shared space in the folder that the OS uses - and that gets priority. Also the OS can resize the space its using, and this alone can cause all sorts of upsets.

 

Multitrack recording, on the other hand, was a later innovation in which your recording get written directly to its final destination file. So no interruptions from temp file manipulation at all, and it's generally what we recommend unless you've relocated Audition's temp file location to somewhere much safer. Ideally, on another drive in your machine would be a good choice.

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Jun 14, 2023 Jun 14, 2023

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Hi, when I go to multitrack, it doesn't record anything. It shows I'm using the Scarlett as my input, and it's working when I record in Waveform, but multitrack just shows a flat line. 

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Jun 14, 2023 Jun 14, 2023

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If the Scarlett is selected in your hardware settings, then to record in Multitrack you need three things to happen; In the input section of the track controls, you need the actual input you are using selected, the red 'Record' light lit (click on it), and then you hit the Record button on the transport controls.

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This is how it shows for this laptop - on your machine you select the appropriate input on the Scarlett. This will probably show as the system default, but it doesn't matter - you just find the appropriate device in the list.

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Jun 17, 2023 Jun 17, 2023

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thanks - I'm still seeing alag on the waveform in multitrack. 

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