It is an analog mixer, and I have the main outs going to RCAs and then those paired down into a stereo mini jack going into my Mac Pro.
I actually have not messed with any setting in the program in a year or so, and it was working fine for that time. I recently updated to OSX 10.6 from 10.5, and I am wondering if that may have something to do with it?
Like I said this was working fine for the past year or so, and after that update I can no longer record anything usable in Soundtrack pro, all the audio sounds like the sample I provided.
That being said, I can open FCP7 and use the voiceover tool to record audio with the exact same set-up and it works perfectly fine, so for the meantime that is what I have been doing, and worst case scenario my MacBook Pro also and The FCP Studio installed on it, and I could always record to Soundtrack Pro through that.
This is my Audio Midi Setup. I changed the format to 48000.0hz from 44100,0, but my recording still sound distorted.
I have a motu v4hd but I think that might be overkill for what I am doing, can you recommend an inexpensive external A/D?
And do you notice anything wrong with the Audio Midi Setup?
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.
The motu has been here for a couple years, and actually they ugraded me from a V3HD to the V4HD for free, but I have never really set it up.
When I first started at this job I was pretty much learning on the job, and it seemed like an unnessecary complication, although now I think it might be worth it to hook it up.
I will test out these new setting and see if that helps, and then try out the Motu, but I still don't think it has to do with my Audio Midi Setup, as I can record inside FCP or other programs fine, but Soundtrack Pro is the only one distorting my audio.