6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 10:05 AM by AC_Slater
AC_Slater Level 1 Level 1

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 - https://rapidshare.com/files/4143174674/Track%201%20Recording%20232.aif

 

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
Reply by AC_Slater on Nov 29, 2012 9:35 AM Helpful

http://i.imgur.com/KeZKk.png

 

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?

Reply by Studio X on Nov 30, 2012 9:29 AM Helpful

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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  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7

    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?

     

    x

  • AC_Slater Level 1 Level 1

    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.

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7

    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.

     

    x

  • AC_Slater Level 1 Level 1

    http://i.imgur.com/KeZKk.png

     

    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?

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7

    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,

     

    x

  • AC_Slater Level 1 Level 1

    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.