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AKAI LPK25 records faster than guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Seekyourway, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Seekyourway

    Seekyourway Active Member

    Hi guys,

    Not sure if this is the right location to post:

    I am using Fruitloop to record keyboard and guitar via Focusrite iTrack solo. Two channels are recorded individually.

    I recorded guitar first, no problem. When I started recording keyboard over the guitar, it sounded like the notes from the keyboard come off a bit early. I am pretty sure I pressed keystrokes in time with guitar strumming, but the playback sounds off.

    What issue would be this? How do you synchronize the two channels? I understand that there is always a bit of delay but how can the notes sound early?
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Typically there is some sort of "record offset" or "record latency" setting in your recording software. Usually the default setting is good enough but in your case you may need to set it manually. I don't know Fruity Loops so I can't say where to look.

    If you record something with strong transients, like picking a string, and then loop it from an output of your interface back to an input and record that to a new track you can determine the exact amount of offset occurring. Make and adjustment in the DAW, make another loop back recording to see if it's better, repeat until it's dead on. You can do this with only one monitor as the other output will be used in the loop back.

    Sometimes these things are temporary bugs in the software that resolve themselves when you restart.
  3. Seekyourway

    Seekyourway Active Member

    I fixed it by manually shifting the entire keyboard clip to the right by one cell in the playlist in order to align with the guitar(rhythm). I think additional finer adjustment is needed by tweaking the playback settings but overall it sounds good to me now....going to need to figure out how the offset works. I still don't know how it works in fruitloop.
  4. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Have you timed both tracks against a click/metronome in your recording software to see what falls where? I would think the more likely scenario is that the keyboard is probably falling where it's supposed to, and the other track is suffering from latency and is late.

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