First post here - pro-level musician who dabbles in recording. I got a CMC-PD in hopes of easily creating my own grooves with a desktop controller. It was easy to get it to trigger the Groove Agent One software drum machine, but there’s noticeable lag between when I press the controller and the sound reaches my ears, hence it’s unplayable the way I’m doing it now. Setup is working like this:
Windows 7 PC, Cubase 6.5
Focusrite Saffire 6 for audio in/out
Is the lag coming between the PD and the computer, or maybe between the computer and Saffire 6 unit? The Saffire has a about half a second lag (-46.44) for audio when I play back recorded audio - it seems a similar time, but I don’t understand why it should lag with this trigger playing live. I guess it just takes that long for anything to get from the software to the output of the Saffire. Is there anything I can do? Is my analysis correct?
Sorry for what may be a very basic question - thanks for any help or confirmation on what I should be expecting here.