Record Offset

Discussion in 'Recording' started by JeffGeb, Jun 6, 2003.

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  1. JeffGeb

    JeffGeb Guest

    Question for the wise out there.

    I am currently involved in a reocrding project where I am laying down guitar. My question is this, the guitar player is sitting about 5 feet away from the monitors when recording. Should I put a record offset in to avoid any delays on the tracks? And for that matter should this be a common step taken before recording anything?
     
  2. Ron.G

    Ron.G Active Member

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    I can't emagine that would cause him to play that far off from the other tracks.
    Why not stick some head phones on him/her?
     
  3. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

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    If it were a problem, you would only need about 5 milliseconds of delay. 1 ms per ft. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. JeffGeb

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    Well for some reason I was getting a 14ms delay while recording with my computer. So I adjusted for that. I was just curious if it was normal practice to adjust the monitor to player distance.
     
  5. Kurt Foster

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    Jeff,
    What you are experiencing is system latency. This is usually over come by monitoring a stereo out from the computer of the recorded tracks and monitoring the live tracks through a mixer. An example;
    My mic pres have dual outs. I route one out to the computer in and one to the mixer. I route a stereo mix from the computer to the mixer. I then blend the stereo and live channels to make a monitor mix. Some recording software has AISO monitoring ability so you may monitor without latency. Kurt
     
  6. JeffGeb

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    Thanks Kurt!
     
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