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Unless you post the script or provide some more information it will be impossible for anyone to have any ideas. Does the script run if invoked from the command line?
The usual problem is that cron has a very limited path environment so unless you include the full path the script fails.
Unless you run the script as root a regular user typically does not have permissions to write to the top i.e. /. As stated try writing the log to your home directory.
Well, I've worked out the problem, but still can't get it working.
For some reason, sox is behaving differently from crontab as to when it's run from command line. Sox does not natively come with mp3 support and needs to be added later. Crontab isn't get the same sox environment as what it would do from command line?
Any ideas on how I can get round this, or at least diagnose it further?