Midi to wav file causes major tempo problem

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Member Since: Dec 19, 2009

Something weird happening here. Converted a midi file to wav within Pro Audio 9...but the finished audio track plays back at triple the original midi tracks tempo. PA 9 never did this before.

All midi tracks were produced in Pro Audio 9. After all the tweaking, I used the standard Cakewalk procedure to convert the midi tracks to a . wav file. This procedure has always worked before but obviously something has changed. Am using a DAL CardDeluxe soundcard, internal sync (PA9 project setting) with external modules generating all the instrument sounds.

Since that didn't work, I imported the midi file to Sonar to see what would happen....used the same procedure to convert midi to a wav file and ended up with yet another weird result...in Sonar the audio track plays back 2 times slower! In both PA9 and Sonar, the midi file plays back flawlessly...it's the audio that's gone bonkers.

Any ideas why this is happening?
Thanks for your help.

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Dec 20, 2009 09:00 pm

What do you have the sample rate and such set at for the Card D? It sounds like you have a setting off in the recording or mix down settings. Such as sample rate, is normally what can cause that kind of issue.

Since: Nov 27, 2007

Dec 20, 2009 09:01 pm

check your tempo settings in the project you have the new audio files in.

Since: Dec 19, 2009

Dec 21, 2009 02:25 am

Thanks for answering Noize2U & Deon. I checked the sample rate for the CardD...it defaults to 44100...no conflicts noticed anywhere. Also checked the tempo list...all's cool there. Why the audio does not play back at the same tempo as the midi file is very strange. The issue has all the earmarks of an incorrect setting somewhere, but where?

Since: Nov 27, 2007

Dec 21, 2009 07:16 am

trash the Pro Audio 9 preferences file. that will reset everything.

Since: Dec 19, 2009

Dec 23, 2009 01:56 am

Deon...I can't locate a "preferences" file, only 3 files referencing initialization: CAKEWALK.INI, TTSSEQ.INI and AUD.INI.

Am not sure if I should mess with any of the above files.

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