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strange hard drive corruption

Postby baanes » Tue May 01, 2012 5:47 pm

Hi all. I'm have a really wierd disk corruption issue that seems to revolve around DP and Speakerphone (Audio Ease). Running a late-2011 Macbook Pro, 10.7, DP 7.24. Everything is up to date.

After being installed for a several weeks or months, I gradually start having issues with DP crashing when I use Speakerphone in a project. After a crash, when ever I re-open my host without a clean re-boot, it will hang at the splash screen when it gets to "loading plugin: Speakerphone." At this point, if I ask disk utility to verify my volume, it presents numerous errors.

The first time I had the issue, I rebooted to the lion recovery partition and tried to repair my disk, but it was unable to, and after repair process my computer would not even boot. I took the computer to Apple who tested the hard drive and found no hardware issues, and re-imaged the drive. I reinstalled and restored from backup, and everything worked.

This problem started again a month later (only after working on another project with Speakerphone). This time, on a hunch, I deleted the speakerphone plugins before repairing my disk, and was able to successfully restore it. I then re-installed speakerphone, which worked fine, but started having the exact same problems now, 6 weeks later and about a week into the next project using this plugin. I have had no data loss or other hard drive issues, or problems with any software other than speakerphone under DP.

I've installed the latest PACE extensions from their website after the last issue, but they apparently didn't help.

This time around I deleted Speakerphone and was still unable to repair the disk, so I'm wiping it off and restoring and hoping I can get another week out of it (to finish current project), then will have apple replace the hard drive.


I never had any issues using Speakerphone under DP on OSX 10.6

This seems totally odd. I realize that it does not appear to be connected to Speakerphone, but I find it strange that I start having issues only with this software, and that deleting it allows me to repair my hard drive successfully.
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Re: strange hard drive corruption

Postby mikehalloran » Tue May 01, 2012 7:09 pm

>I realize that it does not appear to be connected to Speakerphone<

That is not how it appears to me.
July 2010 iMac 2.93G i7 Quad-core with OWC eSATA mod, 20G RAM, OS 10.9.2
828mkII FW; MIDI Timepiece MTP/AV USB with Intel Upgrade chip; DP 8.06 64bit, DP 7.24; IK, mda, NI, Izotope, PSP & Antares plugs, MachFive 3.2.1
LogicStudio 9.1.8, LogicPro X 10.0.6 Finale 2014, Encore 5.0.7, DSP-Quatro 4.2.4, QuickTime Pro 7.6.6, SmartScore X2 10.5.5, Toast 11.2
Test machine: G4-733: OS 10.4.11 / OS 9.2; DP 5.13; Encore 5.05 & 4.5.5; Toast 9.07b, other legacy apps
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Re: strange hard drive corruption

Postby baanes » Tue May 01, 2012 9:07 pm

agreed.

(missed a "necessarily" in there. sometimes i'm both tired AND verbose. )
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Re: strange hard drive corruption

Postby mikehalloran » Tue May 01, 2012 9:19 pm

To begin with, it's a good idea to post your setup. You'll notice that most of us have it in our signatures. It's a good idea to list any order plug-ins you have installed.

Noticeably absent from your description is the version of Speakerphone you are running. Frankly, I had not heard of it before - looks interesting.

One thing I have noticed in a search is that there are a number of complaints of v. 2.0.3 crashing Pro Tools 9.
July 2010 iMac 2.93G i7 Quad-core with OWC eSATA mod, 20G RAM, OS 10.9.2
828mkII FW; MIDI Timepiece MTP/AV USB with Intel Upgrade chip; DP 8.06 64bit, DP 7.24; IK, mda, NI, Izotope, PSP & Antares plugs, MachFive 3.2.1
LogicStudio 9.1.8, LogicPro X 10.0.6 Finale 2014, Encore 5.0.7, DSP-Quatro 4.2.4, QuickTime Pro 7.6.6, SmartScore X2 10.5.5, Toast 11.2
Test machine: G4-733: OS 10.4.11 / OS 9.2; DP 5.13; Encore 5.05 & 4.5.5; Toast 9.07b, other legacy apps
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Re: strange hard drive corruption

Postby baanes » Tue May 01, 2012 10:02 pm

using speakerphone 2.0.3. mac os 10.7.3, dp 7.24, macbook pro late 2011 with 2.2ghz i7 and 8gb ram.

given that they are similar on many levels, i'm curious if altiverb users have had any issues?
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