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m-audio quattro help

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jibz, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. jibz

    jibz Guest


    I'm using an m-audio quattro for my simple home studio setup. i've noticed lately though that when recording audio, the waveform of the recorded track shows up a few m/s late in my software. at first i thought this was due to my own human error, but after working with several people, i'm beginning to realize that it might be my soundcard, or the manner in which it's configured in my software (nuendo). has anyone else ever encountered a similar problem? it even happens when i record midi, the tracks are a bit late, and for midi i'm sure that it's not me being that late. any help would be great.

  2. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member

    What you are experiencing is whats called latency. It happens to some extent with every soundcard / application. The most effective may to solve this problem is to use a small mixer like a 1202 to direct monitor. This eliminates the need to deal with latency from the app.
  3. jibz

    jibz Guest


    i use the direct monitoring function on the quattro, going through a stereo monitor out channel on my mixer. while i'm recording, the latency i experience is nil. however, the audio that i've tracked is placed slightly late, by a few m/s. have you experienced anything like this before?
  4. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member

    What are your latencies per Nuendo?

    The direct monitoring I referred to isn't related to the Quatro. Its in how you route your inputs and and monitor playback.
  5. jibz

    jibz Guest

    hey architect,

    don't know if this makes sense but hopefully you can let me know....in nuendo, my input latency is 41.587 ms and my output latency is 42.381 ms. don't know how familiar you are with nuendo, but i found this info in device setup under VST multitrack. it's showing this latency corresponding to my ASIO driver which is my quattro. once again, i may be looking in the wrong place, so if you know anything i don't, just let me know. thanks.

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