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Small audio delay - recordings being marginally different tempo than playback


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#1 Overkillian

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

Hi. I have a mysterious problem with delay differences in my recordings.
When I record sound/voice, it is always including a small delay, being marginally paced apart from the music or tempo I record it to. I have confirmed this at all occasions, also with recordings that had the same music in the background as I had in the mix and then compared the two.

I figure if this could be because I switch between two soundcards during the recording and headset playback? SB-Live! 24-Bit and Realtek ALC888B/ALC887 b. 5.10.0.6482 (onboard).
I switch between these two in order to hear music in headphones while recording, because I can only connect the audio inputs on top of the desktop PC cabinet with my Realtek card. And my speakers (Altec Lansing ATP3) has no headphone stick on 'em. But I don't see how this should make the recording marginally slower or faster than the actual mix or music playback.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:29 PM

Some Links Which May Help.

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

Hi. I have a mysterious problem with delay differences in my recordings.
When I record sound/voice, it is always including a small delay, being marginally paced apart from the music or tempo I record it to. I have confirmed this at all occasions, also with recordings that had the same music in the background as I had in the mix and then compared the two.

I figure if this could be because I switch between two soundcards during the recording and headset playback? SB-Live! 24-Bit and Realtek ALC888B/ALC887 b. 5.10.0.6482 (onboard).
I switch between these two in order to hear music in headphones while recording, because I can only connect the audio inputs on top of the desktop PC cabinet with my Realtek card. And my speakers (Altec Lansing ATP3) has no headphone stick on 'em. But I don't see how this should make the recording marginally slower or faster than the actual mix or music playback.

 

 

What recording software are you using?


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:24 AM

Thanks for links, I'll try and check them out.

 

What recording software are you using?

 

 

I'm using Nero Wave Editor. It's always worked like a charm and it only seems to be in later years and during soundcard switch that this problem occurred.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:47 AM

http://www.practical-music-production.com/audio-latency.html


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:05 PM

"But I don't see how this should make the recording marginally slower or faster than the actual mix or music playback"

 

Because different sound cards have different latencies. Using 1 of your sound devices is the wrong tool for the job, using 2 of them is a trainwreck. You can fix this problem instantly by using a proper audio interface such as the Focusrite 2i2.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:47 PM

Thanks. I did imagine it was a latency problem,

How is using 1 of one's sound devices a wrong tool for the job, all audio use goes through a soundcard nevertheless, no? Because it has to be through an external audio interface? Sorry for my confusion.


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