Pro Tools - Importing Session data causes the whole project to distort on playback.
Old 29th December 2012
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Pro Tools - Importing Session data causes the whole project to distort on playback.

Hello there,

It is now six hours since I sat down to do a new mix of an old song a band of mine recorded a few years back. So far I have achieved absolutely nothing.. Grrrrr....

The song was recorded at a sample rate of 96kh at a different studio and for some reason my computer didn't want to open it (it kept telling me my playback engine did not support a sample rate of 96kh even though I had set my soundcard to 96kh - strange). But that's ok I thought, I'll just make a new session and import the data at 44.1...

So I made a new session and imported the session data converting it to 44.1. But this is where things got really fun. When I hit play everything would playback distorted. I have now gone through track by track it and a lot of the tracks will play fine but then I'll add another and the whole session distorts again.

I am sooooo frustrated. Please help me, I need to do this mix for my portfolio to get into uni and I can't for the life of me work out what is going on.

thanks in advance

jake

ps

I am using a macbook pro with Pro Tools 9 and an edirol FA66 soundcard.
Old 30th December 2012
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is it possible that when you are importing the session data you are also importing plugs or volume automation from the other session that are pushing the tracks into distortion?
Old 30th December 2012
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No I've removed all the plugins from the session. I literally just want to start again from scratch. If anyone could work out why it won't just open the original session at 96 that would be equally as useful.

jake
Old 30th December 2012
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Originally Posted by jakekarno View Post
No I've removed all the plugins from the session.
what about automation?
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