bit of help needed please

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Ali0007, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Ali0007

    Ali0007 Guest

    hi guys, new guy here

    just very recently got into recording my bass through my pc

    im using the line in on my soundcard then into a 6.35mm to 2.5mm jack then the lead and finally my bass

    im using Ampeg SVX and then garage band to record, my problem is this...

    there's a time delay from when i play the note to when it comes through my pc

    just wondering how i can get rid of this as through audacity i have absolutely no problems (i know audacity is really bad, but it's free)
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    You should be able to adjust latency in your mac's audio settings.
  3. Ali0007

    Ali0007 Guest

    thanks hueseph, works on my friends mac and we have no trouble

    only problem is mine now :( same problem but on windows not mac
  4. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    uh, are you saying that Apple makes Garageband for non Apple OS's?
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Computers without actual real studio oriented audio interfaces, aren't really made to record anything except a multimedia microphone and maybe some old cassette tapes. They're not designed for actual professional recording purposes.

    For that reason alone, you need to purchase an actual audio interface that also features pass through input to output monitoring. Without having to be processed through the computer, eliminates any latency on the input source.

    When you're playing back other tracks, you don't want to be adding any kind of plug-ins or processing of any type. You want your latency to be the lowest possible when doing overdubs. So you set your computer latency by adjusting the buffers, generally. Lower buffers = last latency = less ability to process plug-ins, compression, reverbs, etc.. When you mix, latency isn't an issue and you can turn the buffers up to allow for the use of more plug-ins & processing.

    The process of recording requires more than software & microphones that requires all of the proper tools needed to make a professional recording. There aren't any real shortcuts in that respect except for budget oriented entry-level equipment. Which can be perfectly fine for your purposes, last a long time and provide many hours of enjoyment. But nobody made professional recording by going to Kmart in purchasing a $39 cassette recorder. That is essentially what you already have in your computer. So you got to get some better stuff no two ways about that.

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  6. Ali0007

    Ali0007 Guest

    no im using it as a standalone on my pc
  7. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Using what as a stand alone?
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