Monitoring level noticeably higher than playback level

Hey guys.

Im using Cubase 5.5.2 and Im having problems.

Im recording some guitar with my JMP-1 into LeCab for cabinet simulation.

The weird thing is that when I record the guitar the monitoring signal from Cubase is noticeably louder than when I
stop recording and play back what I have just recorded.
I can also see the difference on the meter of the master channel.

Anyone know how to fix this? Its incredibly annoying to say the least.


Make sure Control Room and your main outs aren’t enabled at the same time.

Hmm… Where can I find this “Control Room” thing?

Devices Menu>VST Connections.
Studio pane…
Do you have the Control Room enabled? (probably, yes)
Outputs pane…
Make sure that your main output (the one with the “speaker” icon) is set to “Not Connected”.

I checked this out.
Control Room was not enabled.

Any ideas?

Even If it hadf been, it should not make a difference between playback and recording.
Are you maybe input monitoring via your interface and Cubase at the same time…?

That sound most probable, listing your sound card would also help.

I thought so too, but I’ve checked everything and I dont think its causing it.
In any case, it shouldnt affect the master fader meter in Cubase right?

Im using a Focusrite Saffire Pro 10.

Make sure Direct Monitoring isn’t enabled.

Are there any tracks that might be unmuted that you might be hearing during recording?

No it happens even if I just have one track in the project…

As Nate has suggested, it does sound like you are also listening directly to the soundcard’s thruput. (is that even a word? :stuck_out_tongue: )

I would say throughput… :mrgreen: