I'm having really weird sound issues.

Discussion in 'Production' started by MrWoggles, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. MrWoggles

    MrWoggles Member

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    The world was a great place until yesterday. Allow me to elaborate.

    I wasn't using ASIO drivers two days ago and everything was perfect, as long as I didn't export a file that was peaking over 0dB etc, the usual stuff here. My mate then gave me his midi keyboard/controller because he didn't use it so I decided to install ASIO drivers for live recording.

    After this everything just went to shit, half the time everything is arite, the rest of the time I just hear clicks when I export tracks or even just try to view my old ones (no media devices up and my sequencer closed so this shouldn't be a soundcard conflict). Also, now whenever I export the sound is completely wank, muffled, dull and lower even when i'm not going past 0dB, I havn't even slapped on a limitier, exciter, compressor, reverb NOTHING.

    If I revert back to my old drivers the problem persists. If I uninstall the ASIO drivers the problem goes away.

    Basically, am I screwed for live-recording until I get a new soundcard? That would be such a bummer.

    /EDIT

    Actually strike that, asio drivers are uninstalled and now I just cant hear music if the file is an mp3. Only Wav works, what the hell?
     
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  2. T Leaf

    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    you sir, have got a very strange problem.

    are there any older asio drivers you could try installing? sounds like a pain in the ass to me too mate. good luck
     
  3. MrWoggles

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    Soundcard was broken. Replaced it and the issue has been fixed.

    Sorry about the clutter.

    /close
     
  4. safety

    safety double safety

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    you should never have anything peaking above 0db anyway
     
  5. MrWoggles

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    Aye I know. It's just that when I use compressors I might increase the attack time sligtly to give a kick or something a bit of oomph, tends to give a tiny bit of distortion, which in my ears is kind of pleasant. I was simply pointing out that absolutely NOTHING was going past 0dB.
     
  6. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    a bit of clipping can be fine. never say never.
     
  7. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    Tis true. Loads of clipping on the drum samples on Dre's 2001 album, still sounds sick.