Currently running SL16.4.2AI FW1.0.9194 AVB to RM16AI FW1.0.9244. SLAI is connected to a Windows 7 64bit PC via firewire. Sample rate is set to 48Khz.
Recording from the remote mixer via Capture so far has been fine, up until yesterday. I was recording, monitoring the mix through the headphone jack on the local SLAI. Feed was clean.
Today I open the WAV files from the capture session, and there's distortion, here's a sample:
I rebooted the mixers and the computer and now everything is fine, but I'm concerned that this will come back in a future session and I won't be able to tell because I can't directly monitor the recording in capture, only via the digital return on the mixer, which lied to me last time.
... Notes in response to Wahler's questions...
The chain is Neumann BCM104 > Mill Media HV3D > RM16 > AVB > SL16.4.2AI > Capture via Firewire
Both mixers are set to 48Khz, the recording is 48Khz. All tracks in the session have the same distortion on them.
The perplexing bit is that the audio was clean out of the headphone monitor on the SL16, just distorted on the Capture recording. I assume that the firewire driver just went south at some point and needed to be reset. I just want to know if there is a way to monitor the recording as it's happening to ensure that the recording is clean. Currently you seem to only be able to monitor via the digital return in the Mixer, which was clean during the recording, but the recording wasn't. If I use another audio card to monitor, I get nothing because capture will only let me monitor via the mixer. My temporary solution is to record a live backup with a separate deck just in case Capture goes south on me and I can't tell because there is no way to tell until after the session is finished.