I Run Cubase 10 Pro on a Windows 7 , Intel 7 PC .
The Problem : When I monitor the Microphone via Cubase monitoring ( Not direct monitoring ) , the vocals seems to double and chorus with an altered version of the vocals . Let me explain . So when the buffer size is on 128 I hear a combined signal of two versions of the vocal ( One clear and another vocal with the low mids and bass filtered out ) When I set the buffer size on 2048 , I can hear the two signals perfectly separated with a short delay between them , it’s like I have a slapback delay on vocals . Short Note : I’ve experienced the same thing on a blank project and a song project
I think it’s a good time to write down the signal flow i’m using .
Microphone - Avalon - Mixer ( Firewire ) - Computer
The Mixer is Mackie Onyx 1220
I know everything is clear on path because the signal arriving in the mixer is clean . If i’m monitoring the direct signal from the mixer , everything is correct .
Something must be happening between the mixer and the PC .
That’s what i thought . But wait . There’s more . The playback of the recording is perfectly clean . So , it must be : The computer / Cubase / Mixer audio driver .
I have the Cubase 7.5 still installed on computer because i skipped generations and i’m not willing to lose some 32 bit plugins , but I tried the same thing in another cubase . The same thing . still . wtf . So it’s not Cubase’s fault ?..I think not, I don’t know by now , i’m very confused.
Recap : The monitoring is giving me two signals and is making my recording session miserable , if I turn the buffer up , i can hear that it’s two separate signals( or something like that , you get that point ) I almost forgot , I don’t really think it matters by now but the second signal is much quieter that the normal signal . I could really use some help right now because I don’t find anythink like it encountered on internet and I don’t want to think that my computer is haunted and I need to Reset it ! In fact , i’m not really sure that resetting the computer will get rid of the problem .
What are your opinions on this ? I’m sure that someone in here is smart enough to figure out something I didn’t .
P.S. I just tried the same thing with Ableton on a Mac , with Apollo . Same Mic , with Avalon , just that i plugged it in the Apollo x8P and monitored through Ableton . Same effect, same dillema with the direct signal being clean . WTF , SAVE ME ! I’m losing my mind .