My set up: Dell Vostro 460MT, i5 processor, 6 gb of ram, Windows 7 64 & Cubase 5. Midi Kawai Piano(usb Midi) & a Samson c03u condensor mic (USB). Using the realtek hd audio card for now.
Here is what is happening, and here is what i would like to happen.
I plug the midi piano into cubase, i create an instrument track and play the piano on Halion. Works fine. Latency is good (there is no lag).
I plug the USb mic in, run Asio4All, open a vocal track in cubase, and sing into the Mic. Dreadful. It stutters (start/stops). Annoying. When i have the vocal track on Monitor. Anyway, i’ve messed around with the settings in Asio4All to see if i can cure it. Can’t.Still stutters.
Anyway, I’ve decided that usb mic is a good mic for recording a guitar amp or the likes.
But i need a condensor mic that i can monitor myself on, and budget is a factor.
Here’s what i want: to put the headphones on, play the piano, sing into the mic going through a channel in cubase and apply a reverence reverb. No lag.
I see Samson have a non usb version of mic, Samson C03, i can afford it.
What do i need to run this in cubase? Some kind of sound card, power thingy for the mic itself. A mic preamp or something like that. I’m guessing that powers the mic.
In which case, would this be suitable?
The products mentioned above, being used in cubase, wouldn’t have the same latency issues i am currently experiencing? Would this get rid of the stuttering most likely?