Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

Get answers to your questions about color grading, editing and finishing with DaVinci Resolve.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

Stephen Hale

  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:50 pm

Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

PostThu Apr 22, 2021 3:45 pm

I came to work this morning, and...audio doesn't play out of Resolve.
I didn't change anything. System audio works fine, just...not Resolve.

There's....so....many....problems...


Resolve 17.1.1 Build 9
Windows 10 64-bit
Ryzen 3700x
NVidia 2060 Super 8GB
-Stephen
Resolve Studio
Windows 10, 64-bit
AMD Ryzen 3700x
32GB RAM
Nvidia 2060 Super 8GB
1TB m2

Previous user of Resolve on MacOS
Offline

tlegvold

  • Posts: 282
  • Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 am
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Real Name: Thor Legvold

Re: Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

PostThu Apr 22, 2021 5:11 pm

Might be Resolve, might be Windows, might be your audio I/O.

First, reboot/restart everything. Bugs happen.

Check to see that you have signal on the meters in Resolve. If so, that indicates Resolve is working and passing audio (although you might want to confirm your audio I/O settings are correct while you're there).

Next would be Windows and your audio I/O, settings & drivers.

I don't do Windows, but expect there's some sort of control panel or interface to configure the sound settings.

Thor
2019 Mac Pro 16 Core
AMD Radeon W5700X 16GB
OS X Catalina 10.15.7
Fairlight Audio Accelerator CC-2
Fairlight Audio Interface SX-36
Fairlight Audio Editor (FAE)
Fairlight Studio Console
Offline

RCModelReviews

  • Posts: 763
  • Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:39 am
  • Real Name: Bruce Simpson

Re: Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

PostThu Apr 22, 2021 5:37 pm

Just about every time Windows does an update I need to go through and "fix" the audio stuff that gets broken :-(
Resolve 15.3 Studio, Fusion 9 Studio
CPU: i7 8700, OS: Windows 10 (1709) 32GB RAM, GPU: GTX1060/6
I'm refugee from Sony Vegas slicing video for my YouTube channels.
Offline

dylemma

  • Posts: 3
  • Joined: Fri May 15, 2020 10:40 am
  • Real Name: Chrystal Smith

Re: Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

PostThu Apr 22, 2021 6:39 pm

Hearing extremely loud audio distortion at random points when playing back a timeline either on the Fairlight or media page. I did not experience this with DaVinci Resolve 16. I recently upgraded my OS to Big Sur and to DaVinci Resolve 17.1.1 Build 9 at the same time. And now experiencing this issue. I have a macbook pro, again running Big Sur, and I am attached to a Universal Audio Apollo x4 interface.
Offline

jowtor

  • Posts: 6
  • Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:14 am
  • Real Name: Andrea Simmons

Re: Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

PostThu Apr 22, 2021 10:18 pm

I will also lose my audio randomly and have to close resolve and re-open. So friggin annoying as this happens 1-3 an hour.
Offline
User avatar

Matt White

  • Posts: 201
  • Joined: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:18 am
  • Location: NYC

Re: Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

PostThu Apr 22, 2021 10:37 pm

We have had a seemingly endless string of audio problems with Resolve on Windows, especially 16 and 17.

We now have no choice but to do all audio work in a separate DAW. It is painful, but the only way we can get jobs done.

In fact, just today I made the mistake of briefly opening the Fairlight page; when I went back to Edit and hit Play, the timeline started playing, but the timeline GUI area was black and the rest of the screen was frozen.

It is really unbearable.
Specs:
Puget Systems Build: Windows 10 Pro, B550 VISION D, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-Core Processor, 64.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, BM MiniMonitor 4k to FSI BM210 and LG UHD, Apogee Symphony Desktop, Resolve 17.1 Studio
Offline

tlegvold

  • Posts: 282
  • Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 am
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Real Name: Thor Legvold

Re: Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

PostSat Apr 24, 2021 9:16 pm

I spend much of my day exclusively in the Fairlight page and have not seen most of the issues I see here. Maybe some of it is Windows, but there are occasional Mac posts too. It can be a little rough around the edges, but for the most part works quite well, is very flexible and geared towards efficient workflow, and sounds great.

Note that I don't really use any of the other tabs except for the Media page, and on ocassion the Delivery page. I don't do editing, grading, effects or any of that. Just audio. That may be part of the problems people are seeing, bouncing back and forth between different sections of the program.

Resolve is a huge system trying to offer everything in one monolithic app, it's a huge challenge to get right.

My number one concerns are stability (I need to be able to trust and rely on the software) and audio quality (trust it not to mess with my sound), which I'll say Fairlight does pretty well. I don't need 100 new features every release, but understand those on the bleeding edge that do.

Cheers,
Thor
2019 Mac Pro 16 Core
AMD Radeon W5700X 16GB
OS X Catalina 10.15.7
Fairlight Audio Accelerator CC-2
Fairlight Audio Interface SX-36
Fairlight Audio Editor (FAE)
Fairlight Studio Console
Offline
User avatar

Phil999

  • Posts: 273
  • Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:12 am
  • Real Name: Philipp Straehl

Re: Audio Doesn't Work All The Sudden

PostSun Apr 25, 2021 2:15 am

it can be complicated sometimes, and I'm still not quite sure how audio connection problems occur and vanish. Since some months I have a stable system with audio working all the time, but as an experienced mixing desk and DAW user who knows well about routing I had a few struggles last year.

There are two settings to observe:

1. Preferences Audio I/O. You may need to change 'System Audio' to manual, and set the audio ports.
2. in the Fairlight page, Fairlight menu, check if the outputs are properly patched.

There are a couple of threads about this topic on this forum.

Return to DaVinci Resolve

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], purplemagic, Shrinivas Ramani and 72 guests