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Using a laptop running windows 8.1. I'm using the latest version of Audition CC. I've got a Mackie MCU Pro for the control surface via USB, and a Focusrite 18i20 for my audio interface. I've imported some OMF v2 files from an export in Logic Audio. Once I import them, I save them as a .sesx file for native Audition support.
After opening, basic work seems to be fine, but as soon as I try things like adding effects on anything, the app starts hanging and being unable to do anything other than be killed by the task manager. The app is still playing the audio if I had audio open, but its not doing much else. I've had it hang within minutes of editing on a regular basis. Is this an OMF import problem? A problem with the builtin plugins? I seem to see less crashing if I background render the tracks and I'm editing many tracks, (sometimes up to 30 I think, as this is music from my band I'm mixing)
I was using logic 8, but its not supported on Mavericks anymore, and only partly works, so I'm moving to Audition.
Any ideas what could be causing it to crash constantly? If I save, then do another change, I've been okay, but have definitely lost some data. When it crashes, using continue used to confuse me because it didn't default to showing the multitrack .sesx session, instead it showed one of the random audio files. The last time I had a crash I realized this and seem to see that it may be saving correctly, and I just have to select the main session, not the audio file that it defaulted to. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can make the app more stable?
The badly placed question was Adobe's fault. In their own web site system, I chose Audition, and eventually, in looking through my options, one was to ask a question. It put it here.
Any thoughts on my issue?
There shouldn't be any issue with the source being an OMF once it's open. Are you adding effects to the tracks or the individual clips? When you mention it continues to play audio while "hung" do you mean you can start and stop playback, or just that if it was already playing audio at the time, it continues though you cannot interact with the application?
Does it ever actually crash, or just hang and force you to kill the process? If you're seeing actual crashes, we can check the OS X crash report and see if that gives us a hint. If it hangs, it might be worth checking Activity Monitor.app to see if the process is using any CPU (indicating that it thinks it's doing something) and how much RAM it's using (which might indicate an issue.)
Sorry its on a windows 8.1 pc as mentioned before (I'm pulling the original audio from a mac running logic, but moving to a windows platform) As for the questions on how it hangs, it no longer responds to any input from the keyboard (space to start stop play) or from the play/stop buttons on the Mackie control surface, if it is playing back the mix, it just keeps playing the mix until playback finishes or you kill the program with the windows 8.1 task manager. Edit: It also doesn't ever get back from the hang state, I've left it sitting for up to say 10 minutes after the playback has stopped and the (Not Responding) still shows up in the program title bar.
I can, when I get some time tonight, but that won't resolve the problem even if it is, because I do all my mixing with that control surface. If that is the problem, how do I make it so that audition doesn't crash using the interface?
I'll report back after I test with it disconnected.
So I've removed the Mackie MCU Pro and its not crashed since. So I'm not sure what is my next option, I've got the latest firmware on the MCU, I'll double check that I have the latest drivers. Its a very well known and used control surface, so I hope it will work with Audition.
There are no updates for the drivers. Any thoughts as to why it crashes consistently with the MCU Pro connected? I hadn't had a crash for a good 20 mins or so, turned on the MCU pro and it crashed instantly.
Okay, for my next "stab in the dark" have you gone to Edit/Preferences/Control Surfaces and selected Mackie? Once you've done that, you have a choice of MCU Pro or XT Pro. According to Mackie documentation, Audition isn't guaranteed to work with the XT version but, since you never know how up to date a page is, I'd try both.
I'm not positive (I don't have one) but I'm pretty sure you need the MCU connected before you can make all the adjustments. If this doesn't work, play with the order you switch things on--sometimes you need to have the control surface connected before you boot, other times it seems to be the other way around.
Beyond that, hopefully a friendly developer will be along soon. I know that Adobe is designed to work with Mackie controllers so hopefully they'll have some better suggestions than I do!
Thanks, I'll give that a try. I did do something similar when I first connected it, but I didn't recall noting a 'MCU Pro or XT Pro' setting. I"m pretty sure mine is just the MCU Pro, all I noticed in the setup was an option for "Mackie". Thanks for the pointers. I'll see if that helps.