3 Replies Latest reply on May 5, 2012 4:26 PM by hankholmes15@comcast.net

    APE 9 - Narration


      I am unable to record narration in my present project. I have been able to in other projects and can do so even now in other projects. The mic works well with my windows computer. The settings in preferences > audio hardware > default device and ASIO settings are the same as in previous and other projects. Record Voice Narration lights up, mic source lists mic (no other choice) and volume indicator is active. When I narrate nothing shows up in the Narration track. I have closed and reopened the project several times with no change occuring and no "narration occuring". My project is now 1 hr, 16 min. long and has been a lot of work. I would appreciate any suggestions. My last project was of similiar length and narration worked in it.



        • 1. Re: APE 9 - Narration
          hankholmes15@comcast.net Level 1

          I got it! There was a similiar problem "Narration won't show in timeline with PREL 8.0" from smetlogik2 (10 posts since 10-30=2009)

          It had to do with the Work Area Bar (grey area bar at top of timeline. It looked O.K. period to me but I reset it just the same and now the project accepts narration. Forums are ac wonderful thing!

          • 2. Re: APE 9 - Narration
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Glad that you found the culprit. For more info on the WAB (Work Area Bar), see this ARTICLE. The WAB is a great, and very useful tool, but sometimes, it can create little "problems."


            One thing to also be aware of is that initially, the WAB will automatically expand to include newly added Assets, but once it has been manually adjusted, that "automatic" expansion aspect will turn off, and the user will then need to manually extend it, to include newly added Assets. I find that the easiest way to do so is to zoom out on the Timeline via the \ (Backslash key), and then just Dbl-clicking on the little "box" in the middle of the WAB. One needs to have the full Timeline viewing, to get that to work, as desired.


            Good luck,



            • 3. Re: APE 9 - Narration
              hankholmes15@comcast.net Level 1

              Thank you very much!

              It's a great tip, not well published.


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              Hank Holmes@comcast.com