I just bought “Presonus HP4” headphone amp.
The manual thereof instructs that my monitors output cables which used to run directly to the monitor( speakers), should now pass through the “Presonus HP4” headphone amp and then to the speakers(monitors). (Well, there is an advantage for such a set-up e.g. one does not have to switch off the speakers to avoid the feedback noise when recording vocals in the same room).
CHALLENGE: With the above mentioned setup, the quality of the sound on the speakers (monitors) has been lowered compared to the previous set-up where my monitor outputs ran directly from the audio interface (ESU 1808) to the speakers (monitors). Obviously that crisp and wide sound quality I used to enjoy has been degraded by the HP 4 headphone since my monitoring signal now passes through the HP 4 headphone amp before it gets to the monitor speakers.
To avoid this,I reverted to my the previous set-up where my monitor output cables ran from the audio interface to the speakers, (NOT passing through the HP4 headphone amp).
I plugged in the HP 4 into the other 2 analogue outputs which I assigned on Cubase 5, OUT-5 for “left” and OUT-6 for “right” in the VST Connections window .
I got the quality I used to enjoy but NOW THIS…
IF I MONITOR THROUGH THE HP 4 HEADPHONE AMP USING HEADPHONES, I CANNOT HEAR THE VOCALIST SING IN REAL-TIME (I hear the programmed sounds of the VST instruments tracks)…(If I switch on the speakers the “vocalist” is audible in real time, but then I cannot do that if the vocalist is in the same room as I am)
SOMEONE PLEASE BE KIND and PATIENT ENOUGH TO ADVICE ME AS TO WHAT I CAN DO TO hear the vocal sing in real-time when recording.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.