Best way to sync recorded part?

I like to record my guitar both via direct line and microphone. What’s the best way to sync the two recordings?

Currently I pan them left/right and do it by ear but it’s not very exact…

When I do multitrack recordings I tend to use a time shifting plug-in, like Sound Delay from Voxengo, directly on the input channels. I either calculate the time difference by measuring distance between source and microphone, or most often, by recording a sharp transient and measure the distance between the two tracks with the range tool and the time base set to samples.

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the transient suggestion is excellent thanks

Brilliant! Because if you try to align them in Cubase you lose folder synch. [Edit] I think there’s a way of doing this so you don’t: http://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=9945&p=65791&hilit=sync#p65791

Yes, you can also slip the audio in the events to keep folder sync, I used to do this earlier. But it’s a time consuming process compared to saving the selected input tracks and loading them in subsequent projects (or making a template project if it’s the first instrument you are recording).

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