Can latency cause bad performances?

Marc Edwards

Oct 4, 2000
Has anyone noticed any problems with performances because of recording latency? I've tried using Logic to record vocals, and the singer had real problems (and rightly so!). I usually use PT for this, and I've noticed it's much tighter, but obviously there will be some delay involved.
It seems like the best way to do this is take a mult before the signal hits PT and use that for the talents' cans. Any thoughts?

Cheers, Marc.


Well-Known Member
Oct 5, 2000
When using protools, set your DAE buffer size as low as possible (when recording). This is how I've gotten around latency problems with Digi001. Protools 5.0.1 is much more forgiving. Any DAW that's not made by protools should be donated to Salvation Army for a tax write-off.


Oct 25, 2000
I've researched all the manuals in ProTools and found it to be compelling evidence that it's WAY better than any host-based system. (used to use Logic/host based)

If you notice in the manuals, all the delays are in SAMPLES not milliseconds. So even when I've noticed MANY samples from a plug or patching around, it's STILL only comes down to a few milliseconds at most.

It DOES cause phasing problems with tracks routed side by side w/different delays. But for most performances it never becomes an issue to me.