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Old 01-25-2019, 09:23 PM
banjo71 banjo71 is offline
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Default never had to deal with latency issues

I guess when I started with pt 7 mpowered and the maudio interface, I started wiring everything differently, and have never had to deal with latency issues if I play it right in the pt daw. Today I have PT 12.6 and a PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB interface. I wire it up the same and have no latency issues.

The output playback goes through the interface and out a channel on my PreSonus board I've labeled 'playback'. My mic goes from my pre73 into a comp3a and into a random channel on the PreSonus. I eq the signal a little and direct it as a monitor send and then run that monitor signal into another channel, usually no 1, where it goes into the daw. The sound a vocalist, for example will hear, is his vocal through the board (not from going to the daw and back through the playback) and the playback media that's already been recorded coming through the playback channel. When I use 'input' or 'record' buttons on the pt track, I also use the mute button in the daw. This mute keeps the signal from coming back through the playback and creating latency with the channel 1 direct output.

The only trick for me is when someone wants to punch in. I unmute that pt track so they can hear the previously recorded material, and quickly mute it while they punch in during the punch in selection, so that they don't hear latency while they sing.

So it's an extra button to click, but no latency issues!
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:49 PM
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
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Default Re: never had to deal with latency issues

What's your buffer setting? Set it to 64 and monitor from the session(instead of the console) I've not used the Presonus, but my older setup with DIGI003 never had any latency issue as long as I did 2 things:
1-set the buffer to 64 for tracking(any modern computer should handle this within reason)

2-avoid tracking with high-latency plugins(very easy to do)
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