View Full Version : Deadline looming... Please help!
03-19-2008, 08:46 PM
Hey guys and gals,
I need your collective genius once again. Especially yours, Colin. I'm putting together a commercial for a client and it sounds fine when I play back in my DAW (Sony Acid Pro6), but when I render it to a wav or mp3 and listen back, it sounds choppy. I've checked the sample rate, it's 44.1, 16bit. Not sure what's going on. I've got to have this to them tomorrow. Ugh, I hate deadlines. Thanks in advance, guys!
03-19-2008, 10:21 PM
Alan, Haven't used Acid, but I have had stutter before with Adobe and ProTools. Is it the workparts that are choppy or the mixdown? If you have the workparts saved, I'd close my program and restart my computer...generally when I get a stutter, it's because I've got too much going on and I've used too much virtual memory and usually closing everything and restarting the computer with nothing buy my editor open fixes said stutter. Hope that helps!
03-19-2008, 10:43 PM
You might also try using 48kHz instead of 44.1.
I found out that some hardware doesn't sample 44.1 correctly (turned into a synch nightmare for me)
Joe J Thomas
Joe J. Thomas Acting Portfolio (http://www.JoeActor.com)
03-19-2008, 11:08 PM
I tried the restart, Chuck, but I still have the same issue (it's the mix down, by the way).
Joe, I'll try the 48kHz... Thanks guys!
03-19-2008, 11:28 PM
Alan, if you still have trouble, shoot me the workparts plus your choppy mixdown and I'll reproduce it for you minus the choppiness and then email it back to you.
03-20-2008, 01:55 AM
I've used Sony ACID 4.0 and if I remember correctly there was something called the Beatmaster. You might want to check that the tracks are in sync with each other if you are using files from multiple locations. Also, be sure you are rendering at 128kbps Near CD Quality Audio during mix down.
03-20-2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks for all the tips, guys. I'll check that Beatmapper issue, Jon. That may be part of the problem. I gotta give props to Chuck on this one. He took my originals and mixed them for me. They sound great! And no choppiness - imagine that. :) Thanks again to all!
03-20-2008, 01:18 PM
Chuck -- So, what are you charging for this type of service? Way to go man.
03-20-2008, 10:04 PM
Nothing, I just like to help people. The good book says to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Alan was in a pinch, I helped.
03-20-2008, 10:07 PM
Nothing in the world wrong with paying it forward, brah!
03-21-2008, 01:57 PM
-...a remix "Taylor-Made" for you!!!!!
Good Luck, Alan. If you have future issues with Acid, I think Steve Powell (email@example.com) may be able to help you as well.
03-21-2008, 06:33 PM
Taylor made indeed! He really got me out of a tight spot. Spots are delivered and the customer is happy. Woo-hoo!!!
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