Thanks HRC!

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Member Since: Sep 09, 2004

thanx HRC for solving a big issue...pops and crackling.
i've been dealing with this bug for sometime now and while scouring thru these forums, i found what seems to be the culprit=buffer size!! mine was set low and as I gradually increased it, I found a size (4096) that seems to have, so far, zero digital distortion on all my virtual tracks.
BUT...i'm getting major latency, like a full second or more.
I read about monitoring one's recording in the analog domain, turning off record monitoring, to preclude any latency. my there an easier way? say a new setup, configuration? or do i need to buy a new/better interface...?
my gear now:
ibook G3/600
Edirol UA1A(16bit)
ART tube MP preamp
Bias Deck 3.5LE(software)

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Sep 13, 2004 11:00 pm

I am not sure, but I think the UA1A will not get the latency down to far with a high track count. The edirol unit is really meant as a consumer grade link into the PC. It ws never meant to run at pro levels of latency for use with multi track software. It will do the job but not the best.

One way around it might be to limit the number of tracks playing back while you are recoding another track and then you can set your buffer back down to lower the latency.

Since: Sep 09, 2004

Sep 14, 2004 02:46 pm

so far so good....clipping/digital distortion-wise.
changing the buffer settings are key to that. but that leads to major latency during monitoring.
i think i've found a way to bypass that.
i laid down sample beats on one track as a base.
then I turned "record monitoring off".
to monitor my guitar, i run it(guitar) thru my mic pre and utilize the pre's two outputs(one 1/4 that runs to the interface/computer at line level and one XLR that runs to my guitar amp).
I had to use an impedance matching transformer for the XLR cable to amp.
as I record, I can hear the laid down drumtrack thru my computer speakers and listen to my guitar track via amp.
after which, i play the recording of both back and wallah...they match up. thus, the latency is only evident via monitoring. this makes me happy...until i run into more probs....

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Since: Jul 01, 2002

Sep 14, 2004 05:52 pm


Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Sep 15, 2004 08:32 pm

Sounds like ya found a good work around for now.

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