This might be important for all those who experienced audio glitches caused by excess CPU usage:
In my recent recording, the Tutti on the Kaiserdom set caused spikes in the CPU usage, which resulted in a number of scratches and other distortion noise. Luckily, I recorded the MIDI data in the first place. When I replayed it through the HW MIDI player later to separately record it as WAV, the same glitches occured (since the same data had to be processed by the CPU), but they were gone in the WAV recording! Hopefully, this observation will help save other peoples' recordings who had the same problem.
While was seeking through the MIDI fast-forward (still no slider available to scroll thru it, sigh...), I noticed a specific section to sound very "striving and pushing" at fast-forward speed, so I did an audio WAV recording at 85% fast-forward speed --- and that's what you can listen to in this piece.
The original piece was a try on the Star Trek 6 Overture from "ST6: The Undiscovered Country" -- some fragments are still recognizable in the fast-forward version, especially at the beginning.
For those who own a 7.1 surround system, an 8-channel FLAC file can be picked up here to get an impression of what it will sound like in my living room:
- URL: http://via.woody-mc.de/to/2XJKPUtLQaJ7dbwK
- Player: Current versions of Media Player Classic are able to properly play multi-channel FLAC files.