In the past few days I have not been able to record on GarageBand '11. Upon pressing the record button a popup appears with the message:
"File size limit reached - Audio recordings are limited to a file size of 2 gigabytes. This recording has reached the file size limit. Recording will stop, and the recording up to this point will be preserved."
The problem is, these are newly created files, with not a single new track recorded on them. Retrieving info on the file reveals that its size is only 1.6 MB.
The machine is new, purchased only this year. It runs Mountain Lion (version 10.8.3), has a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5.
The storage space is not near capacity; the HD itself has about 2/3 capacity left free (2 TB out of 3 TB) and there is a Time Machine external drive hooked up that is about 3/4 full (2.8 TB out of 4 TB).
This happens regardless of the recording interface (built in microphone, USB microphone, USB guitar interface) and regardless of the type of file selected (songwriting, acoustic instrument, piano, etc.)
Any other necessary information I will be more than happy to provide to find a solution to this problem.
EDIT; Perhaps this is a related problem or perhaps it isn't, but the default save location seems to be "Mail Downloads" and if a different location is chosen this popup appears:
I am sure I am using the "New Project" tab and choosing one of the options included in that tab. But GarageBand will not create the file unless the "Mail Downloads" folder is the selected location.