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I need some help please.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mrocco182, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    Hey everyone.

    I am having a serious problem right now. I am getting a lot of delay from my audio board to my audio card. When i do multitrack recording it sounds way off. The sound card and Audio board are brand new. The sound card is an M-Audio and the audio board is a behringer. I have used the behringer with another sound card and i never got this problem but i have never had thise problem in the past with the M-audio. It just recently happened when i took apart my setup and put it back together. Im using Adobe Audition as my recording prog if thats of any help. And im using 15 or 20 ft cables as the cable connecting my board to my card. Please give me any advice im in the middle of a project :X. Thanks in advance.

    ~Matt
     
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you're not using the correct drivers. Make sure Audition is using the latest ASIO drivers from M-Audio.
     
  3. aaronlyon

    aaronlyon Guest

    I can't quite picture your equipment arrangement, but you didn't mention the word "buffer" at all. Most (all?) DAWs have a buffer setting: lower settings mean more CPU load but lower latency (delay). Did you look at this?
     
  4. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    I go from my audio board main 1/4 outs into my audio card 1/4 ins. And just record like that. I am really new to this so im not really familiar with the lingo :/ and I am not quite sure how to check which drivers audition is using :(. Im sorry about my lack of knowledge but im just in a big jam. Thanks for the help. If you have anything else to add please do.

    ~Matt
     
  5. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    sounds like a latencey problem. Somewhere you should have a controll panel for your audio card, sometimes you can access that panel in your daw software. Adjust the samples per buffer, The lower you go the less latencey, but the more strain on your processer. I own a motu 2408mk3, I think im running 1024 samples per buffer. Guranteed the problem is not in your analog path, no how no way.
     
  6. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    please just tell me what to fix. I tried all the higher latencies but there was no change. All i changed was the latency though, so if i need to change something else while changing the latency please let me know.
     
  7. hociman

    hociman Active Member

    wrong way

    You don't want a higher latency! Take the number that is 384 in your screen capture and set it as low as it will go. If you still have a problem, contact either M-Audio or Adobe.
     
  8. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    i still have the problem :-/
     
  9. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    I changed the latencies in the prog and the card and nothing happened....what the heck could the problem be?

    ~Matt
     
  10. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the problem to me. If changing the M-Audio's latency has NO EFFECT (even after closing and re-opening Audition), it sounds like Audition is defaulting to a Direct X type driver? (probably like 20ms or more of latency)?

    Most audio apps have a section to assign what driver you want to use for the Audio I/O. You will want to select the "M-Audio ASIO driver" from your audio software's control panel (I have no clue where this is in Adobe Audition - sorry :( ). Once you select the correct driver, the Software should get it's buffer settings directly from the M-Audio's control panel settings (and with WAY less latency).

    Use the Adobe's "Help" feature (if it has one), and type in "ASIO Drivers", and see what comes up... Should get you in the ballpark.

    Hi David! :)

    :cool:
     
  11. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Hey Randy. :D

    I should have just said that to begin with.

    Thanks.
     
  12. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    Hmmm... Alright i tried that and it didnt seem to work. Okay so here are two option screens in my adobe control panel. I am guessing all of the options are messed up from me guessing and checking because im not too familiar with this. So i expect you guys to think im not good with this :/ but here are the shots...

    So please give any setting changes you think. This is super frustrating because it was working about 2 weeks ago and now it's not. Im running a pretty decent CPu, I think this matters for the buffering or the latency. Im running an AMD Athlon 3200+ with 768ddr ram. So please help. Thanks for all the previous help guys i really appreciate it.

    ~Matt
     
  13. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    Anyone?
     
  14. Oblivion

    Oblivion Guest

    Test settings for your actual sound card... I suspect maybe the sound card has ^#$%ed up. Maybe uninstall / reinstall sound card and apps as a possible solution... trying updating M-Audio drivers... try different cables - the cable might be screwed...is the connection usb or firewire??
     
  15. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    pci, its an audiophile 192
     
  16. Oblivion

    Oblivion Guest

    My advice would be to speak to your vendor - they should be able provide some advice. how long have you had the card?
    I guess other questions to ask include;
    -Did you add any hardware/software when it started being funny?
    -Did you change any settings?

    Also Check the M-Audio knowledge base - I have just found this info which may help you

    http://www.m-audio.com
     
  17. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    yea I have looked there. But there is no go. I just got word that i can get my hands on a nice G4 mac, so im going to put the card in there and pray after installing the drivers and audition that i dont get the delay because then i could be using the mac for recording rather than my pc. I wouldnt mind if i didn reformat my pc every month or so :X. Thanks for the help I appreciate it. I will let you know what happens. Im going to guitar center next week so i can ask them then.

    Matt
     

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