So I’ve been having a weird problem with Renoise 2.5 rendered wavs in Ableton Live. Here’s the lowdown;
-It’s between Renoise 2.5 beta and Live 8.1
-Only Renoise 2.5 rendered wavs are affected. 2.1 and earlier open fine.
-When in both the preview window, and when loaded as a clip the renders are super distorted and clip amazingly.
-The actual waveform is distorted, and is stuck in the negative phase with some random parts clipping on the positive phase, but this is only in Live. The waveforms are perfectly normal in other programs.
-The Renoise projects aren’t clipping originally. The project I used as my test never went above 0, and peaked at about -2.
-No matter how much I change the clip volume or channel volume in Live, the audio is the same. I even lowered the clip volume down to -inf and it made absolutely no difference.
-The renders run fine in other programs such as VLC Media Player and Audacity.
-When I convert them to MP3, they’re fine, and play without problems in Ableton.
-When I open them in Audacity, and export a wav from Audacity (unedited by the way) it’s also fine and has no clipping or distorting issues
-Pretty sure this isn’t a sound card problem because I’ve been using the same internal card for over 2 years and have had no problems.
-I’m using Renoise 2.5 Beta 6.
-My projects render at 48k samplerate, 32 bit depth.
-Live is set to open audio at 48k samplerate.
-The output device in Live is Speakers (Connexant HD Audio) DX, which is not available as a DX version in Renoise.
-The output in Renoise is Speakers (Connexant HD Audio)
-When I switch the output device in live to the non-DX version of that device, the audio randomly cuts out, no matter what audio is playing.
I’m running Windows Vista 32 bit Service Pack 1.
I have a stock Connexant HD Audio sound card.
I have a single core Intel processor, with 1.86ghz.
HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop
I’ve also attached some pictures for you to see what I mean.
Renoise’s Preferences: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u71/soul_brutha_jake/renoisepreferences.jpg
Live’s Preferences: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u71/soul_brutha_jake/livepreferences.jpg
Preview window in Live: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u71/soul_brutha_jake/captainsuitpreviewwindow.jpg
Larger view of waveform in Live: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u71/soul_brutha_jake/abletondistscreenshot.jpg
View of render while playing in live. Notice the clip volume: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u71/soul_brutha_jake/abletondistscreenshot2.jpg
Master peak meters in Renoise: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u71/soul_brutha_jake/Renoisepeak.jpg
Renoise render opened in Audacity: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u71/soul_brutha_jake/audacityrender.jpg
If there’s any other information I’m missing, please tell me what to add, as I will gladly add it.