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Don't know what to call this -- corrupted wavs? DAW Software
Old 10th September 2011
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Don't know what to call this -- corrupted wavs?

In my two most recent projects, a wav file in each has managed to become corrupted somehow. It's not like the whole file is corrupted, but there is one 'spike' or something that appears out of nowhere in each file, to where if I normalize the sample it just blanks out, and if the DAW is playing through the song and hits that 'spike', it stops playback altogether. I can't even use any editing to get rid of the glitch in the file. It just stays there, this big ugly infinite volume (apparently) wave.

What could be causing this? My hard drive?
Old 10th September 2011
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Sounds like you have a bad drive... you should backup & replace the drive ASAP

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Old 10th September 2011
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Sounds like you have a bad drive... you should backup & replace the drive ASAP

Rail
Son of a.... time to bust out the Ultimate Boot CD and run VIVARD.
Old 10th September 2011
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I think PlatinumSamples may be right about a hard drive issue.
Old 10th September 2011
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The hard drive passed extended testing.

I wonder if my DAW is contributing to it? FL Studio 9.
Old 10th September 2011
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The hard drive passed extended testing.

I wonder if my DAW is contributing to it? FL Studio 9.
Have you considered upgrading to 10? It's free, isn't it?
Old 10th September 2011
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It could be clocking. Do you use wordclock? I had an issue a couple years ago
where I was getting similar stuff in my audio - audible clicks/pops and the waveforms
had spikes and even just straight cut off sections. I later found out
that I had a loosely connected wordclock BNC cable.

I noticed the issues in both Logic and Pro Tools. Do you have a second app
you can use to double check the problem? you can try a different interface
or use your computers built in audio as well.
Old 10th September 2011
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Platinum is right, it'll be the drive.

I had exactly the same problem a few years back. The drive had randomly corrupted some of the audio in a session - spikes / white noise etc.
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