#1
I admit that I am a noob when it comes to recording. I am getting a what seems like half second delay between what I am trying to record and when my computer actually captures the sound. I have nothing fancy to record with, yet. All I have is Cubase 4 as my program and I am plugging an off brand microphone into the mic input of my laptop. I am loving the program and everything it does but when I try to add any lead lines to a rhythm riff I have recorded the timing is off. I think it is pobably the fault of my stock soundcard but I was wondering if there is ANY way to fix this for the time being while I save up some cash?
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yeah i've always had a time delay when i record. i even tried a sound card and it doesnt seem to help the delay at all. your best bet is to just record using a backing track or what have you, then just try and sync it up as best you can.

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or, record the rhythm and lead in cubase, then transfer to audacity(unless cubase has timeshift) and use the time shift tool to line it up,
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I admit that I am a noob when it comes to recording. I am getting a what seems like half second delay between what I am trying to record and when my computer actually captures the sound. I have nothing fancy to record with, yet. All I have is Cubase 4 as my program and I am plugging an off brand microphone into the mic input of my laptop. I am loving the program and everything it does but when I try to add any lead lines to a rhythm riff I have recorded the timing is off. I think it is pobably the fault of my stock soundcard but I was wondering if there is ANY way to fix this for the time being while I save up some cash?


That delay is called "Latency". I'll post a link to help you understand it better. The first thing I did when I wanted to get serious with my recording is work on latency with my settings. All recording has latency, you can get it to where the human ear cant pick up the slight delay.

http://www.harmony-central.com/articles/tips/dealing_with_latency/

just a quick google search, I cant remember where I found most of my info but this should get you started.
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