Ok,it seems as if ProTools has gone haywire.
First off here is my operating system info
ProTools HD-2 running 7.3.1 on a Mac Pro Tower(Intel)
Here is what is happeneing.
The other day I noticed after I had spent 2 hours of hand tuning 3 different vocal parts (hitting apple-S after every few vocal lines) I went to work on my drum mix and all of a sudden after I got the drums where I like them,I un-soloed the drums to listen to where I was headed with the mix and the vocal parts that I had spent all that time on were gone in spots. What I mean is The HI Harm part had some of the files still there and the lead vox and the low harm parts were gone. There was just blank regions with crossfades where the audio use to be. I checked my Disk Allocation(as I ALWAYS do before recording) and it was in tact.
I thought this was just a mistake on my part and thought I must have done something to cause it until it happened again today and I KNOW that something is wrong somewhere.
Another thing is happening as well.
On certain sessions my overdubs are starting to advance forward by about 70 milsec after every pass. It only happens on certain sessions. I tracked three songs the other day and the 2 sessions were fine but only one is where I am having problems. I created each session from the same templet that I have set up so I can't figure out what's happening between the sessions. I tried shutting down PT and restarting and still no luck. What should I try next?
I know there are some great engineers on here and in Nashville,I would appreciate some of your help.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer either or both of these questions.
Hey Pete,thanks for the reply.
When I first got the PT system I ran a test ( session) to the Mac Hardrive but had long since trashed and dumped that session so it is not taking up any room on the system drive.
I have an HD-2 system. Pete, As far as the regions advancing,they are advancing each time after a recorded pass. I am not sure of it being cumulative because I have adjusted them each time after I play back and listen.
I am using external hardrives for sure. I have delay compensation turned on. I also tried turning it off and setting different preferences no no avail.
I can't figure what is happening between the three (songs)session tracked at the same time(day).
Two songs are fine with no issues with the regions NOT moving but the one song has issues with the overdubs moving (forward in time by about 70 mil sec).
I tried closing the session and reopening it but nothing seems to work.
I had even consolidated one of the tracks and renamed one of the files fortunately because I was able to drag it back into the session fairly easy. I usually consolidate and rename as I finish working with files i just was in the middle of working with them when the vanished.
I will check the "about this Mac" tab and see what if anything is going on there.
I thought this may have been a problem that someone had had before,so much for an easy fix....lol
I have 2 gig of ram in the mac but you've got me thinking maybe I need more. OR maybe I should just go ahead and up-date to 9.
Thank you Pete, you have givin me a place to start, I will start with your suggestions but I may just take you up on your offer.
I said 2 gig of ram but that doesn't sound right. I'll check and get back to ya.