This is just silly... I just get a complete system rebuilt after a HDD crash, install fresh Win7/pro sp1 on a largish SSD, reloaded all the recovered data files/music, and have DropBox talking to the cloud again. I'm back to nearly 99% of where my installed software should be I think so things are nearly normal. I have managed to catch up on two week's worth of audio recording editing, mastering and archiving, using Adobe Audition 3.0... when now, what should I have to deal with today?
No Bleeping sound from Audition's "Multi track" editing mode via cans, BUT... it will play to my near field monitors.
But wait, there's more.
I switch to the Audition "Edit window" mode (single file manipulation), and things are fine... in the cans but nothing is sending to the speakers.
Pre HDD meltdown my system would work fine in the audio realm. I power my active monitor speakers from a power strip and turn them on when I want to move some air. Normally the neighbors appreciate it if I do all my work via head phones, but I don't/didn't do anything special to activate or switch to them.
What's different? I know I used to have a "sound card" application in the quick launch tray, lower right in the task bar. This is likely not the culprit because just yesterday I could mix/listen in either Edit or Multi Track mode, although I haven't tested the speaker chain till today. I can load files into other media players on the PC and hear just fine in the cans, but not in the speakers.
All I can say is that at this point, as close to "it" as I am in age, I'm not betting my life on perhaps having "done something" inadvertently in the last 24hrs that has flummoxed my sound output. I have been attempting to reestablish Audition's prior tool presets and what not. That's led me down some paths of frustration...
It's really quite important to be able to edit and process in Multi Track mode in Audition. It would be great to understand how to send to both outputs as I did before but more important to know why one edit mode is "live" and the other not. Was my 6year old version of Win7/pro that much more forgiving than the current one? (I've been up to date with updates.)
I've attempted to search the larger web and Audition's forums but can't quite seem to get the right spin on my search words. That and almost no one out there is talking about anything as old as the now unsupported v3.0.
I'm open to any ideas. You guys are the best. I don't expect any Audition experts to jump on this but perhaps someone deep into the windoze audio game can see something.