External drive issues

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2016/11/29 12:06:58 (permalink)

External drive issues

Hi I am running Sonar Platinum and it has worked great until I added a Lacie USB-FW 1 TB external hard drive (7200)  for my audio. Now I have a situation where TH3 and the program aren't playing nice. When I record guitars using TH3 I hear it perfectly during input monitoring but when it gets recorded and played back, it's only the dry guitar. I have used it many times before so something changed with the routing. On my Folders page , the only thing going to my external drive is box 1 (Cakewalk Projects). Everything else is going to my C drive. On the Audio Data page  the first box is set to my external drive and the picture cache  is going to C. I can't seem to find what is messing up. Any suggestions? Anyone have the same issue?
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    mettelus
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    Re: External drive issues 2016/11/29 12:43:42 (permalink)
    Only the dry signal is recorded using any VST unless the output signal is looped into another track. In the case of both recording and playback, the VST must be on to hear it (it is simply an audio FX processing the dry signal in both cases).

    To bake during recording would require arming an aux track, and after the fact would be to bounce to a new track with the FX enabled for the bounce.

    Have you tried cycling the FX bin on/off on that track? If you hear the dry signal back, your disc is fine, but the FX chain is not.

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    Re: External drive issues 2016/11/29 13:42:24 (permalink)
    I wish I could tell you what your problem is, but I doubt very much it has anything to do with changing the destination for audio files.
     
    As mettelus says, by default, listening to effects is usually just for monitoring purposes, allowing you to hear them as you record but not actually recording them. The reason that's the default is that most of the time it's a much better way of doing it - applying the effect after recording leaves you with many more mix options. In the end, the sound you get on your finished recording can be exactly the same as what you monitored, or it can be quite different if you change your mind. In other words, there is no practical reason or need for recording computer-based FX in real time.
     
    Sorry, I know that's not an answer to your question. More like a "don't worry about it" encouragement.


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    Scott Dalziel
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    Re: External drive issues 2016/11/29 19:47:02 (permalink)
    Ok. Thanks guys! I think you just jogged my memory. I must have send the TH3  signal to an Aux and recorded that and forgot HOW  I got it recorded.  I am not worried about it now. :) . I appreciate your help very much. As I suspected .... I was the problem!!
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    Re: External drive issues 2016/11/30 09:39:28 (permalink)
    Ok Fellas. One quick update. When I toggle the FX bin on/off the whole track goes silent. When I toggle it on , I only hear the dry guitar.
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    Re: External drive issues 2016/11/30 16:26:51 (permalink)
    Which track the aux which your recording the wet guitar to, or the audio track which your recording the dry guitar to?

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    Re: External drive issues 2016/11/30 20:46:39 (permalink)
    Actually I am recording my guitar on a channel that has TH3 in the FX bin. It sounds great during monitoring .  I realize I am recording a dry signal but that dry signal should still be running through the patch on playback and having the same effect I heard during recording , correct?
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    Re: External drive issues 2016/12/01 11:04:35 (permalink)
    Yes, make sure you disarm the track when playing back.  I think that will allow you to hear the wet guitar.

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    Re: External drive issues 2016/12/01 15:47:26 (permalink)
    Nope . Still the dry one . Perplexing
     
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