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Something has gone wrong inside my Soundtrack Pro and I cannot figure it out.

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Nov 21, 2012 8:32 AM

So I can record with any other program on my Mac Pro, including the voiceover inside FCP, but cannot get a clean recording from Soundtrack Pro.


Everything sounds like this -


I thought it might have something to do with sample rates, but didn't notice anyhting.


I was using a Shure SM89 shotgun mic recording some family members commentating on old family film. I was going into a Behringer 1202 mixer, and then out into my Mac Pro from the line-in. I assume I cannot fix these recording, and it was my fualt as I had my headphones pluged into my mixer and not into the computer.


Now anything I record in Soundtrack Pro sounds like this, although it records fine in other programs.


Any suggestions?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), MacPro 2x 3GHz quad core 6gb ram
  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)

    Is the Behringer is a straight analog mixer? If so, you must be using the Mac for A/D conversion.


    Do you set up your audio input settings using "Audio MIDI Setup"? If so, what are the settings?



  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)

    So, Open up Audio Midi Setup and make sure you have the proper settings for using the line in system input.


    I really would suggest using an external A/D converter as the internal Mac ones are quite noisey.



  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)

    Normally you'd like your audio recorded as 48khz /16 bit for use with video (in AIFF format).


    If you are recording into the MacPro, why not use the Motu?


    If for some reason that is impractical, there are a number of small, very portable 1, 2 or 4 channel A/D converters on the market.


    Here's a bunch under $100 at Sweetwater


    Good luck,




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