During the simple act of digitizing some old stereo tracks from tape, I watched as the input level meters dropped to zero, all by themselves - I had touched nothing. Repeated attempts ended the same… about a minute or so into the recording, input dropped to nuthin’!
I have recorded a few things with_out_ this happening, but these random acts of silence are making for a rather frustrating introduction to Cubase (are you pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down, Steinberg?...)
Any ideas? Anyone else ever have a similar experience?
Using Tascam US-800 (w/ latest driver), Windows XP SP3, 1.5g Ram, no new sound card… just the original Realtek AC.
Now I know this system needs to be replaced. However, that shouldn’t be the problem because Cubase sometimes works OK. But I never know when this problem is going to occur again.
Cubase will be recording just fine then, say 30 to 90 seconds or so into recording, as I just sit there and watch, both stereo inputs drop to 0. I am using great restraint in not throwing everything out the window, but I don’t know how much longer I can hold out.
You know… I just re-read my post and thought that my description of events could lead someone to believe that the faders actually move. But, no, the faders don’t actually move (Ghosts have a direct-line).
When I get home tonight, I’ll go through everything again and check the items that you’ve suggested. Do the faders move with automation enabled?
(Considering your comment regarding speed, 'could just be time for a new PC.)