Confused with Logics timing

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Scream_FX, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Scream_FX

    Scream_FX Guest

    Hi, my name is Erol :D

    I have got Logic Audio 5.5.0 and I think its a greta program but I am having trouble getting the timin right with the audio. When I press the tempo to here the track, theres a midi timer and an audio timer (I think) I hit play and at the begining the are both inline ok, as it getto about 4-5 seconds in, they start to part.
    For this reason, when I record from my synth into audio, it seems that it has a curve on the tempo, but I checked this and this is not true. Could it be my sound card or any othet thing? My specs are:

    Windows XP Pro
    P4 1.7GHz
    512 RAM

    Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum EX
    GeForce FX 256mb (cant remember exact)

    I think thats all ya need to know.

    Please help me because it is doing my head in lol

    Cheers :D
  2. franco5885

    franco5885 Guest

    hey dude,

    yeh I had that problem too, I'm not too sure why it happens, i'm guessing it's something to do with the latency of your soundcard, but I fixed it by selecting the MIDI Click output device to the same output device as your audio, ie, ur computers speakers and making sure they're the same anyway.

    You can do this by selecting the MIDI click track on the main arrangement, and along the left you should see it. When you click on it a little pop-up menu will appear, I guess you can just use trial and error to see if one of them works!

    Hope I helped mate!

    Good luck
  3. Scream_FX

    Scream_FX Guest

    oooh thanks mate :D I really apreciate the help although I'm still so confused lol. Im a Logic "novice" so I dunno where im going. I found the midi click track and when I clicked, I saw the side bit aswell. Is that the popup? or do I have tpo double click into it?

    Cheers again :D
  4. axel

    axel Guest

    i am not good in explaining, but will try, yeah just go to the arrangement window click on the midi click track on your right side of the window a pop-up appears with choices, go from there do as franco said just try and error, select from the pop-up, scroll and one click will do.
    also i don't have a soundblaster but i have some friends who are playing around on PC's and they have soundblasters, what an overpriced peace of utterly crap... the drivers are shite, it's very hard to get a stable low latency going, or actually impossible, so it might be the soundblaster settings (driver) which causing trouble, but that is just something i keep on hearing from all people that have soundblaster cards... NOT my personal experience!! maybee here is an actual soundblaster user on the forum, who can give further advice...
  5. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Soundblaster Audigy cards are great

    for playing Windows sounds, game sounds, and DVD audio.

    For recording..... no.

    I think you will have much better luck with a recording soundcard with zero latency monitoring.
  6. axel

    axel Guest

    here we go, soundblaster ain't good for serious audio work.
    and they are damn expensive, you get nice cheap cards with zero latency monitoring, spdif, 1x midi I/O and resonable AD/DAs or even very good ones for the money, the M-audio audiophile 2496 is a stunning card for a bargain price... hard to beat it goes for something like 60 pounds UK price.
  7. Scream_FX

    Scream_FX Guest

    Wow, I've just found this card for £55 at Digital Village, bout 10 mins from me. I'm gonna grab me one of them card asap!
    Thank you so much for the info mates :D
  8. axel

    axel Guest

    yeah mate, good score for 55 quid you want get anything coming even close...

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