Audio File Player issue


#1

I’ve experienced a strange issue with the audio file player plugin at rehearsal the other evening. The audio file in my rack space played as it was supposed to do a few times with no issues. On another triggering of the file, instead of playing the file correctly, it sounded garbled and what I only could describe as heavy aliasing. I had to close out of GP and restart the program to get it working properly again. Any idea why this is happening and what can I do to avoid this in the future.


#2

Do you use at the same Time another daw or similar?
I had some issues with different samplerates in Gigperformer and Ableton Live.


#3

Nothing other than Gig Performer is open.


#4

This seems very strange. Can you reproduce this? Are you using any virtual audio interfaces and/or an aggregate device? I’m wondering if there’s a problem with word-clock sync or drift on your system (which would not be a Gig Performer issue) but would most certainly cause a problem like this.

Also, when this happened, were you still able to play other plugins properly or did everything get garbled?


#5

For this rehearsal, I was simply using the player in a rack space and because I didn’t have my rack with my Radial Key Largo mixer/interface, I was just coming out of the laptop headphone output into a Whirlwind pcDI A/V Direct box to the PA. The audio output of the Mcbook was set to internal out


#6

Have you ever run into the problem when you use a real audio interface? I wouldn’t trust the DACs/drivers for the Mac headphone output one bit.


#7

It happened the very first time I created the rack space. Not since though.


#8

Did you try resetting the audio engine before you quit?


#9

Are you referring to when I experienced this issue using the internal Dac’s of my MacBook Pro, or the my Key Largo?


#10

I thought it only had the problem when you were using the Mac internal DAC


#11

Sorry, I should have been more specific. I was using my Key Largo when I first used file player plugin. After I reloaded the mp3 again and played it, there was no issue.
When it happened the other evening using the Macbook’s audio outs, I just closed Gig Performer and then opened it up again. I had no issue with the file player after that.


#12

Has this ever happened again?