Topic: DigiCheck Global Record issues with i5 W7 laptop
This has been an intermittent issue that I cannot seem to get a handle on.
I use DigiCheck Global Record for field recording -- which is something I do not do frequently, therefore it is more difficult to analyze the issues.
I have both a FFUFX and a BabyFace.
On many occasions, I have successfully recorded multiple tracks from the FFUFX to the laptop.
The problems started with the BF when I was recording stereo. I would end up with dropped blocks of audio.
I subsequently ran tests using mics plugged in but loaded up the channels (with no inputs on the optical channels) and had no errors.
I subsequently went back and tried to record and got dropped blocks again (errors) at the location. I was able to record fine at a different location. Both instances were on laptop battery power (or external battery)...the successful one was during a power failure last September. I went back to mains power and still had the issue.
Finally in frustration, I went to an external HDD but then the last recording, I lost the last segment an no unerase program would help. (Yes, I changed default location to the external USB3 HDD). In the failure mode during the most recent recording, I did save (and rename) the file and waited a few minutes before shutting down the PC (with the HDD still attached).
In fact, for a variety of reasons, I think I'm going to stop doing this six-times-per-year recording and just move on. I bought the BabyFace as much for instrumentation use in the lab (moving from hardware audio test equipment to PC-based test software). But I thought I could also use it for the odd stereo field recording and sell my Sound Devices 722, but now I'm not so certain.
I do turn off the WiFi and have a special Audio Recording Power Plan that I think I've optimized for recording.
What I really do not understand is how I can run long tests at home with no dropped blocks with multiple channel count, but end up with the problem during a real symphony recording. Would audio data being more "active" cause an issue? I do have the mics on when I run the tests at home, so there is some audio (room ambiance) because I wanted to load the BF and the PC's USB2 port. The mics are a pair of DPA4006TLs.
What should I look at next. I'm not 100% certain I have the latest version of DigiCheck on the laptop.