Hi everyone, first time poster.
Any help much appreciated.
I’m running Cubase LE AI Elements 8 64 bit.
Laptop ASUS N56V
Intel Core i7 - 3610QM CPU @ 2.30 GHz
8.0 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Input is either guitar direct to/built in stereo microphones of ZOOM H4n to USB 3.0
ZOOM H series high performance ASIO driver version 184.108.40.206
Input latency is 5.011 ms
Output latency 12.925 ms
ASIO Guard altency 20.045 ms
sample rate 44.1 KHz
The variance in the latency of the recording is ridiculous. Sometimes its a few ms, other times it’s seconds.
So my workaround solution is record audio to track, then once I’ve played the part, I activate the metronome click, let it play and record 4 beats of click to the track, then stop the recording. I can then pull it back in to time manually by aligning the recorded clicks to the beat.
But surely, there must be an easier way.
It appears that the latency is related to how much processing the CPU is doing, eg, if I have multiple VST instruments running then the recorded track will be delayed by a larger amount.
Is my hardware not adequate for what I am trying to do?
Is there a way to ensure that an audio track is recorded in to its “true” position in time, or is there always a variance? And if so, why is it not the 5.011 ms of the input latency?
Is there a way, with the setup that I have to record audio without this variable and significant delay that requires rectification every time?
If I can provide any more information to assist please let me know, thanks for reading.
Confusedly yours, Luke