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Strange Audio issue

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Currently working on a project. There's 4 instrument audio tracks and another 9 vocal tracks. I only unmute one vocal track at a time as I only eventually want one of them. The project plays fine. 

Over the last few days i created some vocal tracks (hence why there is 9) with no problem whatsoever. 

I opened the project today and everything still plays fine until I start to record another audio vocal track.  When I play the recording back the vocal track is very quiet and very fuzzy and sounds very transistor radio like from the 60s. The backing music is fine. However the wave form is large and obviously something has been recorded. 

I havent changed anything on my setup since my last recording session a couple of days ago. I am using a Shure SM58 mic, Focusrite 2i4 2nd Gen AI and its a Dell PC with lots of RAM and storage memory.

Has anyone any ideas what may have occurred here (as I say I havent changed anything since my last session)? I have tried unplugging the mic and other cables all to no avail.  I even tried a different channel to record through on the audio interface. 

I also might add  I have also tried it with an acoustic guitar plugged in to the same audio interface and the problem is the same. A very strange lofi weak fuzzy sound that is recorded. 

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First things first.

Can it be assumed that a PC and audio interface power cycle is the first thing you've tried?

Maybe reinstall the drivers for your Focusrite 2i4

For what its worth, you might want to try the Focusrite Beta drivers as CbB is specifically mentioned in the notes for that driver.

http://beta.focusrite.com

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Hi Promidi - not sure what you mean by trying the 'power cycle'?

 

I did however remove and reinstall the Focusrite driver and that seems to have solved the problem so far.

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Also ran into this one time. I didn't have to uninstall anything. I just went into my driver settings - lowered the sample rate, applied it and changed it back to the previous setting. 

Not sure if its windows changing it at power-off | OR | at startup as a "SAFETY" precaution? 

Certain streaming platforms also change driver settings automatically during a stream where windows locks it as a safety render/streaming sample rate. 

I have learned to check my sample rates first thing before I create/record anything. 

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1 hour ago, brandon said:

Hi Promidi - not sure what you mean by trying the 'power cycle'?

He means "Have you tried turning it off and on again?".

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