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  • emilsoundguy
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    Joined: Jan 19th, 2009
    Backtracks from playback.
    We're using "playback" for backtracks, we use 3 tracks. 1 with the actual backtracks and 2 for click and count in. Sometimes when we're on smaller, wobblier stages it sometimes freezes for a couple of beats and then continues, still in beat. It's some kind of "disc too slow" message. Anyone has any suggestions what to do? /emil
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Backtracks from playback.
    Hi emil, This sounds like your MacBook Pro(?) hard drive is parking the drive when it senses a significant jolt. Try to reduce the impact of the "bump". You can test this out at home by running your Concert in Mainstage and then (carefully!) jolting the MacBook Pro to see if the same thing happens. p.s. - by 'jolting' I don't mean physically banging the computer - just moving it through the air enough to activate the sensor to park the drive and therefore protect it. Let me know if this left field method gives us a clue as to what is going on. Cheers Rounik
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  • emilsoundguy
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    Joined: Jan 19th, 2009
    Re: Backtracks from playback.
    Your right it's a MBP, and I tried what you said and the same thing happens. Is there a solution? (We have tried putting it on a layer of foam, but it didn't help much.) /emil
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Backtracks from playback.
    Hi emil, Cool. So the Sudden Motion Sensor kicking in is the issue. I've not tried this personally, but you can disable (and then re-enable) the SMS using the Terminal (found in Applications/Utilities/) Here's the Apple Support document explaining how to do so: [url]http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1934[/url] Let me know how you get on. :)
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  • emilsoundguy
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    Joined: Jan 19th, 2009
    Re: Backtracks from playback.
    It seems to work, I can't recreate the "audio drop outs" when I've disabled the SMS. Thank you so much, we'll try this on our next leg of the tour. I'll let you know how it works! Thanx once again /emil
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Backtracks from playback.
    Glad to know it's helped emil! Have a great tour & definitely keep me up to date! Cheers Rounik
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