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Recording And Playback Issues

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#1 maxband


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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:42 PM

I have Duo core 6600 processor that works great with Sonar recording equipment until I add certain PCI cards to the motherboard. Once these cards are installed I get "skips" in recording and playback.

The two vandals are a Turtle Beach Video Advantage and a SCSI scanner interface card.

Is there anything I can do to install these cards without getting these audio problems?

The motherboard is an Intel.

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#2 mike b

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:34 PM

It sounds like you have your hardware buffer set to low on your audio interface (you can do so in SONAR, I believe, in the prefences menu).

Simply raise the buffer until the skipping has stopped. The one drawback is that you will gat a little bit of latency.

The higher you raise the buffer level, the more latency you will get. So find a happy medium somewhere in the middle with as little latency as possible, but still not allowing the skipping and popping noises during playback.

What type of audio interface are you using or are you just using the internal sound card?
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:43 AM

There are a number of possible contributors - have you enabled Multi-thread mode in Sonar? If it's off Sonar doesn't take full advantage of a Duo CPU.

As mike b comments, you may be using on-board sound, you'll probably need to use larger buffer size to allow for the inefficiency of the typical onboard implementation.

Does the effect occur when the PCI cards are in use, ie during video capture etc, or just as a consequence of having them in the slots? Is it only when both are installed?
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