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Subject: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Posted by: Robert P
Date: 11/2/2011 2:01:02 PM

After a WinXPPro SP3 reinstall, I'm running into an issue with audio playback on some apps but not others.

After installing Cakewalk Home Studio 2, if there's audio present in the track, I heard a loud, constant shishshishshishshish. The level meter looks normal like it's reading the audio data levels but I get nothing but the noise. Muting the track has no effect on the sound.

Soundforge however plays audio with no issues. Audio plays fine through Windows Media Player Classic and YouTube as well. A problem also presents itself in Windows Media Player, though a bit different. There I can hear the audio but with a loud, cyclical static.

I've tried un/re-installing the Audigy PlatinumEX Soundcard drivers, still no change.

I've had CWHS2 running with no issues numerous time previously. There appears to be an O/S level issue. Wondering if anyone has an idea what might be going on. Trying to avoid another WinXP reinstall.

Thanks.

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: musicvid10
Date: 11/2/2011 6:57:04 PM

It sounds like you are having a problem with audio drivers in Cakewalk.
It's good that you are not having a problem in Sound Forge, but they are completely different applications made for different purposes by different manufacturers.

Therefore you would do better to ask for peer or technical support on the Cakewalk website. Best of luck.

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: Robert P
Date: 11/2/2011 7:49:28 PM

I think the problem extends beyond Cakewalk given the issues with Windows Media Player.

I'm hoping others here are proficient in the underlying audio tech issues and might be familiar with how the Windows environment interacts with various audio apps. There must be a reason SoundForge plays okay and Windows Media and Cakewalk don't.

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: Geoff_Wood
Date: 11/2/2011 8:10:10 PM

First thing to do it update to the latest drivers for your audio interface. Go to the manufacturer's driver download page rather than rely on the generic Windows driver update function.

geoff

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: kryten
Date: 11/2/2011 9:17:30 PM

What anti-virus are you running? That can pose problems as well.

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: Robert P
Date: 11/3/2011 12:23:20 AM

Running Microsoft Security Essentials.

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: kryten
Date: 11/3/2011 8:55:34 PM

That shouldn't interfere, BUT...disable it anyway for a few minutes. Does it work after that?

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: colinu
Date: 11/13/2011 6:40:57 AM

I am wondering if it has something to do with sample rate or bit depth settings.

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: musicvid10
Date: 11/13/2011 9:33:48 AM

May be internal feedback from having a record channel on the sound card open.

Message last edited on 11/13/2011 10:19:26 AM by musicvid10.
Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: Robert P
Date: 11/23/2011 3:39:35 AM

It appears the issue is related to the presence of Microsoft Security Essentials. I did a clean reinstall and things seem to be basically okay until the point where I install MSE. Roll it back to a restore point before the MSE install and the problem goes away. Too bad since MSE seems to work pretty well.

Subject: RE: What's diff between SF audio and Cakewalk audio?
Reply by: rraud
Date: 11/24/2011 9:04:49 AM

"It appears the issue is related to the presence of Microsoft Security Essentials."
-- Kind of makes sense because Norton's is well known for causing problems.

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