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Subject: What is the Best Sound Card for Overdubbing
Posted by: charlesboreson
Date: 11/6/2014 9:50:30 PM

Hello all! Using ACID Pro7, with all the latest updates and patches.

Using it on a fairly high powered rig running Win7 PRO, x64BIT, 16GB DDR3 RAM and a really beefy processor (it's a Dell Precision Workstation).

Anyhow, here's what I've got plugged in right now and my problem...

Running/playing through an external USB Sound Interface,... it's a FocusRite Scarlett 2i4

Have its original drivers installed on it. System hears, accepts its input.

ACID Pro7 'hears' it, accepts its input when recording from it,...

BUT... when I try to record from it overdubbing a track that I've already laid down in ACID Pro (playing/recording while ACID PRO is accepting input from it again as the overdub), ACID Pro kicks an error at me and then crashes (sometimes crashes, but always stops the track with an error).

Has anyone else experienced this? Moreover (since I am starting to suspect the external USB Sound Card), what is everyone using as their sound card interface out there, and are you meeting with good success in overdubbing tracks (ACID Pro has no problems at all).

Look for this kind of community input if possible, as it would help me in my decision on which sound card to purchase next (I was htinking of the ASUS Xonar Essence STX OR - if I can swing it, the ASUS Essence STX II).

anyways, any input by the community on A) this problem, B) What sound cards people are using that seem to work really well with ACID Pro 7 - particularly on Dell motherboards/platforms, and C) Anyone that might be using one of those mentions sound cards and if they work well or not... any input in these areas is appreciated! thanks all!

Cheers.


Subject: RE: What is the Best Sound Card for Overdubbing
Reply by: Iacobus
Date: 11/7/2014 12:58:10 PM

Using an Echo MiaMIDI myself but good luck finding it; it's not being made anymore.

I think a lot of PCI/PCI-e cards aren't being made anymore from any vendor, for that matter, in favor of USB/FireWire varieties.

The MiaMIDI works a treat, though. Don't have any problems overdubbing.

Subject: RE: What is the Best Sound Card for Overdubbing
Reply by: charlesboreson
Date: 11/9/2014 4:25:24 PM

Thanks for the input! ;) Appreciate it!

Subject: RE: What is the Best Sound Card for Overdubbing
Reply by: Geoff_Wood
Date: 11/10/2014 12:03:00 AM

I can run my same Scarlett with no probs. Latest downloaded drivers .

geoff

Subject: RE: What is the Best Sound Card for Overdubbing
Reply by: deusx
Date: 11/10/2014 5:33:04 AM

>>>>>a track that I've already laid down in ACID Pro (playing/recording while ACID PRO is accepting input from it again<<<<

That can happen if you don't mute software playback on channels that you use to record.

For example I have mine set to record everything coming in on channels 1 and 2, which in my case are hardware outputs from my sound interface.
Headphones have software playback 1 and 2 on so I can hear it ( mixer sliders up ), but mixer channels 1 and 2 have those sliders muted otherwise software playback would mix with hardware outputs coming in and get recorded again..

Obviously it depends on how your mixer software is set-up. It could be just something like this, but this shouldn't cause crashes, so maybe something else is going on.

RME babyface and fireface 800

Message last edited on 11/10/2014 5:35:42 AM by deusx.

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