since, sadly, that “bug” that i liked so much from 10.20 that allowed me to switch sample-rates in my system trouble-free is gone… i’m back to fighting it with every new project. and, really, it’s been a fight for many years, so matter what DAW i’ve been using. i was wondering what other engineer’s rituals were for starting a new project or switching sample rates from one project to another in their systems… maybe i can find a new way of doing it that doesn’t involved multiple error messages, crashing, loud pops and the like.
the units in my chain that rely on a particular clock/rate:
UA apollo 16mk 2 (master clock) (via the console app)
cranesong HEDD 192 (receives clock from apollo. i found a few years ago this was more reliable than the HEDD being the master)
so each of these things is fighting for control of my system sample rate.
pro tools and, for some reason, wavelab’s RECORD dialog box like to determine the overall system rate and those two tend to fight and cause the most problems.
typically i will start a new pro tools session and set the rate there. that will change the apollo rate, and thus the HEDD rate… but if i launch wavelab and the previous time WL was open it was recording at a different rate than the new session then, at best, pro tools stops and gives me an error message until i switch wavelab’s RECORD rate to match pro tools… this often involves one or both of the programs hanging for a bit… maybe some loud pops and such… before settling down… at worst, the rates never seem to lock and the files play back at the wrong speed… or wavelab just quits… until i do it all over again, let them all duke it out for the sample rate… until it works.
with wavelab 10.20 none of these problems were there, for the first time since using wavelab… wavelab happily locked on to whatever sample rate pro tools or the apollo was using and it was smooth sailing
what are your rituals for starting a new session? what program do you launch first? what’s your master clock? at which program/hardware do you tell your system what rate to be… and at what step in the process of creating a new project?
i know everyone’s setups are different and everyone’s workflows highly idiosyncratic… but maybe there’s some insight to help curb years of clock nightmares!