As my post in WL8 forum did not get a response (https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=189&t=76371) I’m starting a thread here related to my ongoing issue of Wavelab hanging after I launch it and press Play for the first time. No difference in behaviur between WL8 & WL9. Cubase works flawlesslly as does every other audio app on my PC.
Running Win7 64 bit with latest RME drivers for HDSPe AIO.
Not really. But the log shows that the last time you used the audio card (before WaveLab), it was set to 96 kHz. And in WaveLab, you try to play a 44.1 kHz file. Of course this should work, but I am wondering if your problem could be related.
To know, please play any file eg. in Cubase, then quit. Then load the same file in WaveLab, and play it…
Same problem or not?
Yes I agree the problem seems to be related to that. I just opened a 24/44.1 project in Cubase, closed it, then opened Wavelab and played a 24/44.1 file … no problem at all. But if Cubase (or presumably any other app) leaves the soundcard at a different sample rate from the file I want to play in Wavelab, I often get the problem.
When it happens I can see from the RME control panel that the samplerate does get changed by Wavelab when it should be … so I don’t think it’s an RME issue, as the card seems to be doing what it is supposed to.
Sometimes if I refresh the VST connections in Wavelab before I hit play. then I can avoid the problem, but not always.
I cannot believe this is still ongoing This is identical to the issues I was seeing in WL8 and 8.5
Play a 44.1khz file - all is well. Then a 96khz file and all is well. And then a 44.1 file immediately after the 96k - instant - and permanent freeze and hang up. So bad that WL has to be killed via Task Manager.
Since no fix was ever made available - I simply do not play 96k files in WL anymore.
Sad part is - 44.1->96->44.1 in Studio One is flawless. the RME switches instantly to the right rate and away we go. So Studio One gets the nod here…
Not sure how this item could be overlooked for so long. Clearly it was never tested with one of the most popular cards/driver sets out ther.
Still have this issue in 9.0.25 … the only improvement is that after xx seconds of hanging Wavelab does at least let me try hitting Play again (or anything else) whereas I had to exit via Task Manager previously. Attached are two tracer files: tracer1 is an example of hanging. tracer2 is hanging, followed by me clicking Refresh under the VST Audio Connections tab, which fixes the issue (until WL restarts). tracer.zip (2.41 KB)
Maybe the audio card is set to external clocking
and that’s why switching between 44.1, 96, 44,1 kHz audio files
Fireface set to Internal clock/Master and plackback audio files 44.1 and 96 kHz
Why I’m asking is if I do this here with RME Fireface 800
and check with Fireface settings dialog no problem to switch between sample rates
I see clearly 44.1 to 96 kHz and back with WL 9 and OS X 10.11.6 no crash.
Does Studio One “convert” everything it plays to a certain sample rate? I think it might. In that case, the explanation would probably be that the card does not have to reset itself. WL does not do this AFAIK … and probably shouldn’t.