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recording to disk in high spl environment
Old 2nd July 2009
  #1
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recording to disk in high spl environment

My band is your typical loud rock band. I've been using my laptop to record at our practices, but due to the sound vibrating the hard drive, Logic gives a "drive too slow" error and bails. So to get reliable recording we turn down the amps, and make the drummer play softer... but that's no fun!

Anyways I've tried an external drive (still bails) and a USB stick (too slow), bs like pillows, etc. I can't put the drive outside the room because its just a little ghetto practice space. What should I do?
Old 2nd July 2009
  #2
SSD disk maybe? put the computer/drive on anti-vibration mountings?
Old 2nd July 2009
  #3
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Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post
SSD disk maybe? put the computer/drive on anti-vibration mountings?
Funny I just bought a shockmount rack case for my guitar rig... maybe I could try racking the hard drive also.

I'm a bit worried about SSD after reading this thread:SSD as main drive in notebook - no more ext. recording drive necessary?
Old 2nd July 2009
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If your typical laptop the internal HD is only 5400 RPM and that is too slow. Also are you recording to your internal drive if so that is another problem. Get an external drive for your audio files and make sure its at least 7200 RPM.
Old 2nd July 2009
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Originally Posted by docbop View Post
If your typical laptop the internal HD is only 5400 RPM and that is too slow. Also are you recording to your internal drive if so that is another problem. Get an external drive for your audio files and make sure its at least 7200 RPM.
My external that I mentioned earlier is 7200RPM.
Old 2nd July 2009
  #6
Finally... something sensible to do with Mopads!

heh


[J/K. I use mouse pads instead of designer foam, but I'm in the decouple camp.]
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