15 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2013 2:52 AM by Eireannsg1 RSS

    Problems with recording time

    Eireannsg1 Community Member

      When recording then Audition sometimes records an unlimited time and I usually stop it after 4 hours.

      Sometimes though Audition stops on its own without me doing anything. Today I let Audition record the environmental sound and when I checked after 4 hours then Audition had stopped after 1 hur 23 minutes.

      Why is that?

      How can I force Audition to continue recording without stopping on its own?

        • 1. Re: Problems with recording time
          SuiteSpot Community Member

          In Preferences (Edit > Preferences > Audio Hardware) do you have "Release ASIO driver in background' unticked?

          If not unticked then untick it.

           

          Do you have the (assuming Windows OS) Systems sounds  turned off?

          If not then do so

           

          Could there be something else running which either wants to take over the sound card or is 'throttling' down the pc?

           

          Just a thought...

          • 2. Re: Problems with recording time
            Kost7 Community Member

            And uncheck power saving

            • 3. Re: Problems with recording time
              Eireannsg1 Community Member

              Thanks for the ideas, I will try that out.

              My W7 switches the monitor off after 30 minutes but leaves the power on for 5 hours before it goes into standby.
              That strange effect, I only have it sometimes.
              Sometimes I can just record for as long as I want and the recorder doesnt stop.
              Sometimes it just goes off while the recording light remains on.

               

              I never change anything about my system settings but sometimes it works fine and sometimes recording stops with recording light on after an hour plus.

              • 4. Re: Problems with recording time
                Eireannsg1 Community Member

                There is no "Release ASIO driver in background"

                only a "use machine-specific device defaults" tick box.

                • 5. Re: Problems with recording time
                  SuiteSpot Community Member

                  In that case you are not using an ASIO driver for your soundcard/preamp - if that is an option then you should use an asio driver

                   

                  Probably best if you give us some detail regarding your hardware and OS

                  • 6. Re: Problems with recording time
                    Eireannsg1 Community Member

                    Which details do you need to know and where do i find them?
                    As I said: I never change any settings,

                    I just either create a new audio file and then press the record button

                    OR

                    I simply press record and before it starts recording it asks me to set the details for the new audio file.

                     

                    Sometimes it records until I stop the recording and sometimes it stops on its own.

                     

                    It seems I have no control over it because I never change anything.

                    • 7. Re: Problems with recording time
                      SuiteSpot Community Member

                      Are you recording in the multitrack view or the edit view?

                       

                      Is this a laptop or desktop?

                      What soundcard are you using - is it an internal one/onboard sound card or an external one (what brand)

                      What audio driver (not an ASIO as we have established)

                      What microphone

                      Which version of Win7

                      Audition 5.5 or 6

                       

                      Any detail you can give would be helpful as I (and anyone else on the forum) have nothing to go on

                       

                      "I never change anything" doesn't really help me as clearly something changes (maybe not by you but by the pc/environment/setup, etc) otherwise it would always record or never record - if you see what I mean

                      • 8. Re: Problems with recording time
                        Eireannsg1 Community Member

                        Today it seems to be working fine. Maybe a bug?
                        or matter of luck? I dont know.

                         

                        I use a desktop, w7 home premium, a trust starzz microphone, audition CS6, audio driver, I dont know.The sound card came with My dell XPS8300, sorry, I am not a techno geek who knows all that stuff.

                        I can only install a program plug in a memory stick or a microphone and use the programs I installed. I am not a specialist in Audition, I am more specialised in Phtoshop.

                        • 9. Re: Problems with recording time
                          SuiteSpot Community Member

                          " I am not a techno geek who knows all that stuff"

                          No worries

                           

                          Laptops with onboard soundcards can be a problematic as they can be easily 'distracted' from the job at hand ie recording audio.

                           

                          Things like windows updates, anti-virus software, wireless connections, email notifications, etc are all potential areas for the PC to be 'distracted'

                          Another is the the 'windows sounds' - if windows needs to play a 'system sound' then it will take over things

                          Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Change System Sounds

                          Change the Sound scheme to 'No Sounds'

                           

                          You say you are having no problem today - is anything different (everyone always answers no to this question )

                          Is this the same time of day that problems would happen?

                           

                          Just throwing a few ideas out there for you to try

                          • 10. Re: Problems with recording time
                            Eireannsg1 Community Member

                            Yesterday it only recorded 1 hour and 23 minutes and then it stopped.

                            Today its recording since 2 hours 36 minutes and it all seems fine

                             

                            I noticed, It records 10 seconds and then it stops for 2 seconds or so before it continues displaying the recorded information.

                             

                            Difference between yesterday and today:

                            Yesterday I started Audition and hit the Record button, then I got the popup to define the parameters and it started recording.

                            Today I first started a new file: File>New>Audio file.... then I just accepted the standard parameters and then I pushed record.

                             

                            Maybe there is something different when I just punch Record without starting a new file first.

                            • 11. Re: Problems with recording time
                              SuiteSpot Community Member

                              "Maybe there is something different when I just punch Record without starting a new file first."

                              I wouldn't think there would be but is that the way you do it all the time?

                               

                              "Today I first started a new file: File>New>Audio file.... then I just accepted the standard parameters and then I pushed record."

                              Did you try doing this again to confirm this is correct?

                               

                              Did you check any of the things I mentioned in my previous post?

                              • 12. Re: Problems with recording time
                                Eireannsg1 Community Member

                                There was not much I could do.

                                The only thing I can do is to check the two methods I apply to start recording and see if there is any repeatability.

                                That takes a while because the bug can only be seen after a few hours.or at least between 1 and 2 hours..

                                • 13. Re: Problems with recording time
                                  ryclark Community Member

                                  Eireannsg1 wrote:

                                  a trust starzz microphone

                                  Is this a USB microphone? Maybe Windows is cutting off the USB power after a time?

                                  • 14. Re: Problems with recording time
                                    Wild_Duck Community Member

                                    Just a few comments.... I think that microphone is a basic mic plugged into the onboard sound. It will be using the standard Windows interface for recording and playback. SuiteSpot was correct in saying to turn off "Windows Sounds", but my understanding is that under Windows 7, these don't actually alter sampling rates or whatever because Win 7 converts them on the fly to the default sample rate.

                                     

                                    It does sound, from the description of the waveform being drawn discontinuously, as if the machine may be struggling to do everything at once, or have problems with video drivers interfering with smooth operation.

                                     

                                    So, I would start by deciding on sample rate and bit depth to be used (eg 44100kHz, 24 bits) and set, in the Windows audio control panel, the default record and playback parameters to this. Then set Audition to the same parameters. This will eliminate the overhead (and distortion) caused bu possible sample rate conversion within Windows.

                                     

                                    Then check for updated video drivers. If the video card has an hdmi audio feature, disable this.

                                     

                                    If all this fails, I would next go nerdy and lookup and install a program called "LatencyMon" and see what it says.Here, on a cheap laptop, I have to disable wifi and the Microsoft anti-virus to get all the Latency figures down. Only then will it record reliably.

                                    • 15. Re: Problems with recording time
                                      Eireannsg1 Community Member

                                      Thanks for all your ideas.

                                      I have tried a lot now and cant really repeat it.
                                      it seems that erratically things are cut off.
                                      Sometimes I listen to online radio and when I go and take a shower it happened that it stopped playing while it normally runs for hours.
                                      I also thought when I just press record without opening a new file first then it stops after a while but then it once happened that I opened a new file first and then I pressed record.....
                                      It all seems a bit erratic now.

                                      Most of the time it works and when the computer isnt "in the mood" then it stops.