Playback/streaming slow/flat

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Playback/streaming slow/flat

CalleRudé
Casual Listener

I am on a Mac. Recently updated from OS10.8.2 to OS10.8.3, don't know if that is the problem: Songs play about two semitones flat and correspondingly slower. Anyone with the same problem. Or even better: a solution?

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Jtrinity182
Newbie

I noticed this on my iPhone last night.  At first I thought it was just some quirk in a song that I hadn't noticed.  Then I realized that everything was a tad flat and sounded almost discordant if you were paying attention.  It became pretty annoying while I was working in my garage wearing a good pair of bose headphones.  I noticed it all of the 15 plus track I listed to.

I hope they address this.  It takes someone with a decent ear to detect it.

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Hi guys,

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Re: Playback/streaming slow/flat

CalleRudé
Casual Listener

No, it seems to be ok now, don't know what happened there, but haven't had the problem for a while, one of those mysteries that solve themselves.

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Re: Playback/streaming slow/flat

kobi
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I have this issue now - absolutely ridicolous I pay money for service like this.

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CalleRudé
Casual Listener

It still happens from time to time, restarting the Mac usually solves it and anyway I mostly listen to Spotify on another computer. I use the internal headphone out on that, never a problem. I am starting to wonder if it might be the MOTU interface, that it has something to do with sample rates. Next time it happens, I will swich to the internal headphone port on the Mac, if that sounds ok, it will be the interface. Stay tuned!

Re: Playback/streaming slow/flat

CalleRudé
Casual Listener

Hi Kobi, are you using an external audio interface? Just now Spotify was playing too slow again. Went to System Preferences, changed audio out from MOTU Microbook II to internal speakers, then immediately changed back to the MOTU (in other words "restarted" (disconnected and reconnected) the MOTU). Then it worked perfectly, so there is (for me anyway) an issue with the MOTU since restarting just the MOTU (not Spotify wich I kept open) solves it. Until it goes bad again. It is a five second fix, but still annoying. Also strange that it just affects Spotify, not iTunes and (thank God) not Logic Pro.  I will pop over to the MOTU forum and see if anyone else have this problem.

Re: Playback/streaming slow/flat

thelittlespace
Newbie

I am having this issue with songs playing slow and flat - can anyone advise??

Re: Playback/streaming slow/flat

henryjimdix
Newbie

Yep, it's an external soundcard issue.  Switch it off and on again!

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