Can someone clear up a latency confusion?

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Member Since: Jan 04, 2008

MBox 2 Pro states "Low Latency Monitoring", does that mean that Its still going to be out of sink?? I dont understand, Ideally I want to hear what I'm recording as I'm recording it. Is this possible with an Mbox 2. Thanks everyone.

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Mans reach exceeds his grasp
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Since: Oct 23, 2007


Jan 04, 2008 05:43 pm

Yeah, of course. Just as long as your computer is compatible and your setting are right, which will depend on your set-up, you won't be able to hear the latency. Anything below 10ms is basically inaudible, and with an MBox2, you should be able to achieve 5ms or less, depending on your computer.

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Since: Jan 04, 2008


Jan 04, 2008 05:59 pm

Thanks, that's brilliant, my laptop has 2gb ram and Amd Athalon 64x2 HOWEVER it has Vista, is mbox2 and protools le compatible with vista home premium????

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jan 05, 2008 10:49 pm

You just asked this in another thread.

No PT and M box are NOT compatible with Vista accept for the business and Ultimate version of Vista.

Your money is much better spent on an open ended interface and software. Meaning it will play nice with anything and not limit your track count or pluggin use. M box is a very closed in and proprietary system. You will not find anything free to use with it as far as pluggins and you will be limited to 24 tracks of audio, no midi if I read it right. And the hardware will not work with any other software and the software will not work with any other hardware. You will be stuck with an expensive piece of gear and software that will cost you a large amount of money to upgrade or even update.

Love solder fumes in the morning
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Since: Apr 06, 2007


Jan 06, 2008 02:32 am

I agree with you overkill, but let me just say that you wont be limited to 24tks of audio, you are limited to 32tks, and yes you can use the mbox with any other software you like

Mans reach exceeds his grasp
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Since: Oct 23, 2007


Jan 06, 2008 02:50 am

EDIT: Humble Opinion-->

Dual, I'm not sure which version of the MBox you may have, but my MBox 2 doesn't work with any of my PC software at all. I lost my PT 7.3 install discs and about 15k worth of of various RTAS materials during Hurricane Katrina, and I can tell you that my MBox 2 doesn't work with anything but protools. In fact, it doesn't even work with Mac G5 comps with PT HD, only PT 7 versions. I've been in the 'pro' studio business for over6 years now and used to use nothing but PT, but now I'll never look back from Cakewalk Sonar 7 or Nuendo 4. They work on anything, and can even be called upon in PT if you're keen to how DigiDesign has their software built ;)

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
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Since: May 10, 2002


Jan 07, 2008 09:58 pm

I inharited an MBox once. Found it didn't work with much of anything either. The ASIO driver was a sham.

On latency: Latency is the time it takes your computer to play back recorded material. The effects of latency are usually compensated for by changing the timestamp of 'real time' material in the software.

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Since: Jan 18, 2008


Jan 18, 2008 12:24 pm

check it out if u want latency to NOT BE AN ISSUE you need pro tools HD. nothing else has absolutely no latency. you can cut the latency very low (with right computer) but only HD will clear it up 100%

www.TheLondonProject.ca
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Since: Feb 07, 2005


Jan 18, 2008 12:53 pm

Quote:
check it out if u want latency to NOT BE AN ISSUE you need pro tools HD. nothing else has absolutely no latency. you can cut the latency very low (with right computer) but only HD will clear it up 100%


Bwahaha, nice one.

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jan 18, 2008 01:24 pm

Quote:
check it out if u want latency to NOT BE AN ISSUE you need pro tools HD. nothing else has absolutely no latency. you can cut the latency very low (with right computer) but only HD will clear it up 100%


Shouldn't that have been placed in sarcasm tags?

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jan 18, 2008 01:25 pm

Anything that has direct monitoring will be 0 latency, which is a hardware feature, not a software feature.

for instance, I can monitor my input through my us122 using direct monitoring, meaning the signal does not go to the computer and back, instead it gets sent from input jack over to headphone jack, so there's 0 latency.

That may well be the case with the MBox (if the OP still cares). Direct monitoring, for 0 latency.

The power of JuJu compels me.

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jan 18, 2008 11:27 pm

WOW I wanna hit of whatever it is he is smoking.

Can ProStools get 1.2 ms latency using a generic sound card.

Ooops, I guess not as it can only use a proprietary sound card that is over priced and designed only for their system.

My Bad.

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