Topic: FF800 / MacBook Pro / Nuendo 5 / ProTools 9 and what ?

Hello happy RMErs,

That's the story. I work on Nuendo 5 and ProTools 9 with a PC (HDSP MADI) and a MacBook Pro (2009/03 hmm ). I have all the problems discussed hhttp://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?id=974 and http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1475.

I tried working on Nuendo with a WD external HD with two FW800 connexions, and with an ExpressCard FW800 adapter with no success, cracks & pops.

This morning, I tried with ProTools and what ? It works well ! Not so well in fact as channel 1 to 4 from ADAT 1 and 1 to 6 from ADAT 2 do not work. I had the same issue with Nuendo.

As I seen on the sticked topics, my MacBook Pro isn't a good start, but I wonder if my FF800 is faulty or not.

Any held will be appreciated.

JM

Re: FF800 / MacBook Pro / Nuendo 5 / ProTools 9 and what ?

For the ADAT thing, wrong routing (shame on me).

The FF800 seems to work properly with ProTools, but make a lot of pops & cracks with Nuendo 5.

JM

Re: FF800 / MacBook Pro / Nuendo 5 / ProTools 9 and what ?

Just checked with Reaper, not a single glitch. It seems that Nuendo has a problem for me. It works fine on my PC tower (RME HDSP MADI), fine on the MacBook Pro with internal audio system and a generic USB/AES converter, but not with the Fireface 800.

JM

4 (edited by Jean-Michel 2011-03-02 13:28:20)

Re: FF800 / MacBook Pro / Nuendo 5 / ProTools 9 and what ?

Hi happy RMErs'

Some good news : Nuendo works perfectly, I can record 24 tracks in 44.1/24 while playing 48 tracks with a 192 samples buffer size (and probably more tracks and/or less buffer size). The trick is to disable Spotight. I found the info on the AVID site, but I didn't need to disable SpotLight to make ProTools work properly, neither Reaper.

Go to System Prefs / SpotLight and add all your hard drives to the Confidential list.