Long Extension Cord

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No Commercial Appeal.
Member Since: Jan 09, 2003

I have a Delta 44 and I want to move the breakout box closer to my mixer...which is in my basement. the computer is upstairs and i don't want to take it into my damp dirty basement. Is a 100 foot PC to Box extension cord going to cause any latency or delay when recording multiple tracks? Thanks

The Funk

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I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

May 18, 2005 11:43 am

I would worry more about signal degradation on a long cable run like that. The signal travels at just about the speed of light, so I wouldn't worry about latency, just interference on a cable that long.

So if your computer is 100 feet away, how are you going to control your mixing software to start/stop recording and check your signal levels?

Also, how are you extending your Delta box cable? Mine is the standard little 3' cord. I thought that the plug was proprietary...what are you using for an extension cord?

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

May 18, 2005 11:49 am

here I'm typing, mind a-spinning,
wondering which one is winning.

audio waves at sound speed flight,
or digital pulse, the speed of light.

which one would be slower hence,
give latency, or pause dispense.

i think the latter would be well,
as audio, seems in tarry dwell.

No Commercial Appeal.
Since: Jan 09, 2003

May 18, 2005 12:19 pm

pretty much I'm just trying to record jams right now. When I end up recording for real, the instruments will be moved upstairs.

The extension cord I will use is one I'll make. I work at a small business that makes GPS equipment. They also make their own cables. And I just learned how, so I'm going to do it myself. It'll cost about $2 plus a fifteen minute break. I figure it'll be easy. But I guess having to have someone else push record and stop would be a pain in the butt, wouldn't it.

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