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Recent Audio Playback Glitch

New Here ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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Hey all -

In the past month or so I've started having a glitch in my audio. It's gotta be a software issue for a few reasons. First, because no matter how many times I re-record the phrase, the glitch is in the same place - it's like it can't process that one word. Also, if I play only half-second or so sections of the glitchy audio, there is no glitch. And finally, nothing looks weird in the waveform or the spectral view. I thought it was because I was accidentally saving to the Cloud, since I changed to saving locally and it stopped happening for a week. But it's back. And now it's happening in files that were previously glitch-free.  I have a 13-hour audiobook due this week and I'm at the end of my rope with this.  I went back in to listen to a chapter that's already approved, and there are 3 glitches!  I've tried saving, restarting, exporting to mp3 to see if the glitch was only in wav playback....nope. Nothing works, the glitch is there.

 

Specs: I'm using a MacBook Air, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Lewitt LCT Pure 440 microphone, and Audition 22.6. The files are all mono, voiceover. This happens on raw audio, no gates or limiters, or with processed audio.

 

(This is my first time posting, so I'm hoping you can see the picture of the waveform) Here's me saying the word "impatient", which Audition decided to hate last night.

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Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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There's something severely wrong with the look of that audio, I have to say. It looks as though it's been comb-filtered. Can you provide a short wav file of this? It would be a lot more use than a picture...

 

Two other things: you are right not to attempt to save anything directly to any form of cloud storage - that's absolutely asking for trouble. All original material saves should be to a local disk, and if you want to transfer something to cloud storage, you should send a copy of it. The second thing is that Audition has absolutely no way to distinguish between words, so I'd say that whatever it is, it's not software. If it was, loads of people would be suffering and we'd know about that pretty fast.

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Thank you for replying. I think I discovered the problem. It's the computer speakers. It doesn't happen when listening with headphones. Obviously the speakers also don't know what word I'm saying, but they don't like certain combinations apparently. Or something else entirely, but as long as it's not actually in the file, I'll survive.

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