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DAW delay in picking up signal

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Nap, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Nap

    Nap Guest

    Hey everyone,

    I just recorded some fantastic drum tracks using cubase on a G5 that has incredible processing power and memory...
    the problem I'm having right now is that in trying to overdub some guitar parts there is a delay before cubase reads the signal and so the drums and guitar are not in sync...
    I think it has to do with either :

    Disk buffer size Audio Buffer size
    Frame rate Sample Rate

    ......or maybe a combination of all of these?

    This is my first time running into this problem...
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. voidar

    voidar Guest

    Thy name be Latency.

    Try to look up something called Direct Monitoring.
  3. Nap

    Nap Guest

    I'm not sure that monitoring is the issue...I actually do hear it all in real time, however, when playing it back (or when observing the input LEDs the signal does not record until a short time later...

    at one point today I thought I had the problem licked, but about 40 seconds into the song I began to get a crackle and delay on the guitar track (during recording process, not playback)

    I thought I'd finish this song today!!

  4. redrabbit

    redrabbit Active Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    You could try....

    Temporarily: turn off all unnecessary software effects, "freeze" all tracks not being worked on, etc...and see if it still happens.

    Sometimes even though you're using a powerfull computer, some plug-ins reek havock with system resources.

  5. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Also, look over the instructions for your soundcard/interface and any plug-ins you use and check-in with any forum(s) specifically for your device(s), software - Lot's of people may have your same set-up and your same problems and solutions. No sense re-inventing the wheel......

  6. Nap

    Nap Guest


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