PLEASE HELP ME! My Cubase LE4 has latency on playback and monitors! THANKS

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My Cubase LE4 has latency on playback and monitors! I've tried changing the plack buffer settings but it has no effect. Also, some times it makes an annoying crackling sound when i play through the monitors and playback. thanks in advance.

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I am not a crook's head
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Feb 05, 2009 01:14 pm

What is the make/model of your soundcard/interface?

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Feb 05, 2009 01:35 pm

t.c electronic desktop konnect 6

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Feb 06, 2009 09:51 am

Please rely back, a lot is riding on this! thanks!!!

John
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Feb 06, 2009 11:06 am

I don't know much about Cubase or your interface/sound card, but your computer specs would help a little in awnsering as well.

Are you using Windows or Mac and what op system?

How much ram do you have, processing power, ect.

These can cause issues easily if the numbers are not right.

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Feb 06, 2009 11:33 am

Windows XP

1 GB of RAM.

Processing power 1.60GHz i think?

The guy from the place i bought the soundcard from had a look at my computer and said it was fine. Im not sure though lol.

I am not a crook's head
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Feb 06, 2009 11:50 am

I've never seen that TC Electronic interface before. Looks nice, for sure.

More than likely, you're set up to monitor via your integrated sound card instead of monitoring from your TC Elec. In Cubase, go to the Devices... menu and make sure that you have your TC Elec device selected as both VST Input and VST Output (more than likely its not selected as the output device). Also, if given the choice, choose the ASIO drivers provided by TC Electronic when you're in that Devices... menu.

That's a first guess at least. Give it a try and let's see what happens.

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Feb 06, 2009 12:19 pm

TC electronic is set for input but it wont let me change the output. it only says Realtek HD Audio. btw, im using my computer speakers as monitors, is that bad?

I am not a crook's head
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Feb 06, 2009 12:34 pm

Computer speakers don't make ideal monitors, but at this point it sounds like you just need to hear sound coming out of them, regardless of the quality.

And since you're using your computer speakers, I realize now that you might have trouble hooking them up to the outputs of your TC Electronic device instead of the outputs of your computer's built-in sound card.

OK, give this a try:
Grab the ASIO4ALL drivers off the net (Google will find them in a jiffy). Go ahead and install those drivers for your Realtek HD card. Then in Cubase, select the new ASIO4ALL drivers instead of your Realtek HD drivers. Hopefully that will allow you to still monitor through your integrated sound card and computer speakers but with significantly less latency than the default drivers.

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Feb 06, 2009 04:30 pm

Thanks a lot, i'll give that a try. I'll report back with the result

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Feb 08, 2009 03:48 pm

Ok. I installed ASIO4ALL and it seems fine. The only problem is that i can't set to output VST connection to Realtek Audio HD speakers. Help?

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Feb 10, 2009 12:58 pm

Please reply!! someone!!! lol

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Feb 10, 2009 01:00 pm

Your best bet is getting a better audio interface...seriously.

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Feb 11, 2009 09:26 am

dude, it was 200 ($170 i think?) its not the interface its cubase, i just dont know how to work it well enough. is there a way i can change the output option in the VST connections section to my computer speakers?

I am not a crook's head
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Feb 11, 2009 02:19 pm

Deebs,
He's using a TC Electronics interface. It's very similar to the PreSonus line of firewire interfaces. Our discussion may have mislead you into thinking he was using his integrated sound card for recording.

Normaengage,
I'm not sure what the problem is in Cubase. If you have the ASIO4ALL drivers selected in the Devices menu, then it *should* allow you to select it under both VST Inputs and VST Outputs. I'll have to fire up Cubase on my computer and see if I'm forgetting something.

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Feb 11, 2009 02:20 pm

Yeah, I keep seeing mention of Realtek and ASIO4ALL...

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Feb 11, 2009 03:38 pm

thanks for all your help guys. i must just be missing something out lol.

Czar of Midi
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Feb 12, 2009 09:16 pm

I get it. He wants to use the TC Elect. unit as the input for audio but send the output to the on board sound chip or Realtek as that is how he is getting to his PC speakers.

norm, that is probably not going to be doable as ASIO will not allow more then one device to run at a time of different maker's. Only if the units are from the same maker will that happen.

And as a side note here. Doing what you are proposing will in the end cause missed audio timing and such as the internal audio clocks will not be in sync as an on board sound chip does not have the capability to lock to a synch signal from another audio interface.

Is there any way you can get you PC speakers hooked up to the TC unit?

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Feb 13, 2009 08:34 am

hmm... there doesn't seem to be a connection for the small headphone jack sized input on the TC electronic. dammmit why does this have to be so complicated!!! lol. is there anyway at all that i can just simlpy hear what i am playing through the computer speakers???

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Feb 13, 2009 06:09 pm

You can try an adapter that will take the left and right line outputs of the TC and Y them to an 1/8" mini stereo female connection.

No guarantee that will work as I'm not familiar with the connection's of the unit, but I've seen some make it work with other units.

Ideally you want a pair of monitor's that will connect directly to the TC. PC speakers are not the best solution for mixing.

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Feb 15, 2009 12:30 pm

ok. thanks anyway guys. im getting an adapter tommorow so ill see how that works.

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