I love Adobe Audition for reasons most people don’t understand unless they’re CoolEdit users from way back.  I basically only use the thing to record mixed DJ sets to MP3 since it includes a few features that make it relatively easy to normalize a waveform and reduce vinyl hiss/system hum noise.

Since I made the transition to Serato, I’ve been looking forward to recording a new set with a mixture of joy and dread.  Previously, I only had to worry about system overhead for one application (Audition) and USB controller bandwidth for one device (my Behringer UCA-202 audio interface).  Add Serato to that, and what additional complications could arise, I wondered?

Not much!  Turns out, all of the above is quite well-handled by a newish Dell Studio laptop…running Vista, even!  Until, that is, I started recording.

I tried a test, got the record playing, armed a track, and started recording.  I switched back to Serato to load another track, checked Audition, and found that it had stopped recording!  What?

Problem:

Adobe Audition 3 stops recording when minimized or when a different window takes focus.

Fortunately, there is a simple…

Solution:

Yep, it’s just that simple.  Like an idiot, I overlooked this checkbox about a dozen times before I found this solution on the Hydrogen Audio forums.  Thanks, folks!

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Using Serato with Adobe Audition

I love Adobe Audition for reasons most people don’t understand unless they’re CoolEdit users from way back.  I basically only use the thing to record mixed DJ sets to MP3 since it includes a few features that make it relatively easy to normalize a waveform and reduce vinyl hiss/system hum noise.

Since I made the transition to Serato, I’ve been looking forward to recording a new set with a mixture of joy and dread.  Previously, I only had to worry about system overhead for one application (Audition) and USB controller bandwidth for one device (my Behringer UCA-202 audio interface).  Add Serato to that, and what additional complications could arise, I wondered?

Not much!  Turns out, all of the above is quite well-handled by a newish Dell Studio laptop…running Vista, even!  Until, that is, I started recording.

I tried a test, got the record playing, armed a track, and started recording.  I switched back to Serato to load another track, checked Audition, and found that it had stopped recording!  What?

Problem:

Adobe Audition 3 stops recording when minimized or when a different window takes focus.

Fortunately, there is a simple…

Solution:

  • Click Edit -> Audio Hardware Setup
  • Uncheck the box labeled “Release ASIO Driver in Background”

Yep, it’s just that simple.  Like an idiot, I overlooked this checkbox about a dozen times before I found this solution on the Hydrogen Audio forums.  Thanks, folks!

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