Monday, August 03, 2009
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?
Adobe Audition 3 stops recording when minimized or when a different window takes focus.
Fortunately, there is a simple…
- 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!