Latency in recording to the click

Hi All,

Is the following latency expected?

Click is recorded via mic from phones. When the track is listened over the same click, latency is clearly heard. It’s like a flam.

iPad mini 5th gen
iOS 14.4
Cubase LE3 v3.2.1
single ch, no effect
Direct mon

Thank you,

That’s physics… you sending sound somewhere (headphones) and record the same sound with a microphone… this takes time…

Hello St10ss,

Absolutely. But now we have higher speed convertors, higher bus speeds, faster clocks to overcome latency challenge.

I see that that I misexpressed question. I was trying to ask if the latency is expected in such a set up? I cannot quantify it, I assume my latency should be around 40-50ms. Is that something expected in this set up?


It is real easy to read latency of the click, just record it then print a click track directly (I guess somewhat different scenarios in different daws but they all have it since forever) and you will see how far off the recorded signal is. I do this quife often to measure latency in home theater DSP:)

What is your buffer setting?