What bit depth and sample rate were you recording with?
AIFF files are limited to a maximum of 2GB. So with large sample rates and full bit depth your recording might have come up against that limit as you were recording in Edit view. The Multitrack view has ways around that limit I think.
As ryclark mentioned, it would be helpful to know the sample rate at which you were recording, as well as how many simultaneous tracks. (If in Edit View, were you recording to stereo, or mono?)
We're currently investigating an issue that may exhibit during high sample-rate, high-bitrate, "long" recordings on some systems, so this information would be very helpful.
Absolutely. Here's my setup:
Macbook Pro w/ 256GB SSD
MBox 3 Pro connected via firewire 800 port.
Was recording in Edit Mode.
Basic stereo 44.1kHz/16bit recording.
Saved as WAV file. Resulting file is about 350MB
I checked again this morning just to make sure I wasn't crazy. Turns out that there is actually only about 35 minutes of audio recorded. That 57 minute number I gave earlier was the length of the recording when I saved it, which would have been the full length of the concert. I'm nowhere near any filesystem or audio file format thresholds. The data simply isn't there.
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I have had this same problem, and resources/file size were not challenged. I've had some success with quitting and relaunching AA4 just prior to a capture, but I still wouldn't trust it for a live recording.
This problem with the AA4 beta will certainly be solved before the final release. In the meantime, I'd suggest Audacity for simple stereo capture capturing. Then, open and edit with AA4.
Thanks for the confirmation that I'm not crazy. I was getting ready to check video footage to see if some kid sneaked up and stopped my recording.
I have protools, I just prefer Audition for basic stereo recording. I'll stick with protools or booting into Windows for my recording sessions until Audition for Mac is officially released.
I wanted to update this thread and let you know that we were able to isolate and resolve some recording issues that would either truncate recordings, or appear to truncate while continuing to record in the background, that will be resolved when Audition is released. This was difficult to reproduce on most systems, but surprisingly simple on others. I wish we were able to offer an updated public beta release, but I hope you'll try to verify that this has been resolved when the 30-day free trial of Audition is released and let me know your results.