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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Brkctybbeast, May 22, 2010.

  1. Brkctybbeast

    Brkctybbeast Guest

    I just started recording a artist for the first time on my setup but while I was getting levels on the artist they complained that they was getting like an echo effect thru the headphones so I checked it myself and sure
    enough there was an echo, but the thing is I had no efx inserted whatsoever. I went thru everything possible
    to see what the problem could be and I couldn't find anything but I'm wondering could it be that my mogami
    mic cable is too long 30' or could it be that my headphone extension cable is too long causing some type of
    interference. Can anyone help me with this one? The good thing is the recordings not recording the echo
    but whats been heard in the headphones throws off the artisis timing some. Could it even be my mic ksm27
    thats doing it? I don't know please help me!!!!:confused:

  2. bouldersound

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

    What software and interface? How is the input monitoring configured?

    Most likely the musician is hearing the direct sound and the sound going through converters and CPU. The sound going through the computer is delayed so it sounds like an echo.
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    10.ooo km long mic cables are quite often the problem...
    Check the I/O management of your sound card or software like boulder suggested.
    With this latency on the HPs there is no working with a singer.
    If you want more detailed help, please, include a description of your recording setup.
    This happens with all levels of gear, but. I hope you are not using the integrated audio of your PC MoBo.
    Another ;-)
  4. nathansmind

    nathansmind Active Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but a USB connecting can often have more lag then a firewire connection.
  5. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily... There are a number of USB connected devices that have reasonable latencies...
  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Buffers low during recording. No processing during recording. Raise your buffer level for mixing which increases latency but not a problem during mixing. Inconvenient I know. But to keep latency low you must have low buffers during recording. This is not a perfect world. Not yet.

    I love to hate my computer
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  7. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    It seems a desease that hardly anybody states his equipment causing the problems.
    If you used a RME HDSP card, eg, it would be so simple to use the included TotalMix with 1352 channel 40-bit mixer to route any audio anywhere, behind and in front of your
    DAW software with almost no latency, at all. With just: it doesn't work, we have a hard time to get behind the problem. It is even more important since you were thinking of a
    too long mic cable...lol... That was a good one.... ;-)
  8. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Vee have vays of making you divulge your equipment types und zizes.

    How's that Digital Audio Studio? I love to munch in Munchin. And that Dunkle Hefe Wiezen is just plain delicious. We get the genuine imitation here.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  9. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Dunkles Hefeweizen is my favorite beer for all occasions, too.
    After a long period of cold and wet weather it is beergarten time again.
    Best way to get rid of this pale studio tan, spend some time in nature and have a Mass Bier with friends.

    If you ever make a trip to Munich drop me a line..
    Cya, Big K
  10. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    I might actually be planning a trip later this summer? My current partner like my ex-partner were both born there & raised by their German moms there. So I have no trouble getting around in Germany since my ex and my current partner are quite fluent in Hoch Deautch (I know I got that wrong. Not only can I not speak it I can't spell it either). At least I know I'm a Tonmeister.

    Keep right except to pass on the autobahn
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  11. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Music doesn't need spelling and driving right-hand-side in Germany extends your life expectancy enormously.
    Btw, we need to make up some topics on VIPME or it falls asleep..
    I just don't have any problems handy, atm., and no brillant ideas, either.. ( it is said I actually had some, in former years ..)
    No rant in sight, no difficult job to discuss....rather peaceful..these days..

    Cheers, Big K
  12. Utopia

    Utopia Guest

    Remy, keep your personal life off the boards. We'll all be better for it.

    Also, can we please wait until this thread's originator replies with his system info?

    For all we know, it could be an RTAS 7-band EQ he doesn't know he has on his track.
  13. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Utopia, have you forgotten a smiley in your last post?
    Since when is a little smalltalk prohibited in this forum?
    Come on, ...lighten up .. ;-)

    As soon as the OP finds it important enough to info us on his system we're back with helpful advice, anyhow.

    Big K

    Spruch des Tages: Wenn die Kuchen sprechen, schweigen die Kr├╝mel...
  14. planet10

    planet10 Active Member

    buffers are too high

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