delay compensation for recording vocals?

I am worried that I am not setting up my delay compensation settings properly when I am recording vocalists such as my friends. Currently if I have a driver with 4ms input latency and 16ms output latency I am setting the vocal bus channel to -4.00ms

I expect this isn't the best solution so please enlighten me to your ideas and I'll re-align my practice! Ty in advance fellow Ableton users.

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FoodClothesMeds 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Jabbon
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    ?  not a clear question:

    1) recording delay compensation is applied on the recorded sample after it has been recorded.

    You should set this from the pref pane

    2) setting the delay of the channel in negative affects the playback of clips, not real time incoming audio.

    The only way to keep this delay low is to have as simple as a project you can have and the lowest buffer rate as possible (always from pref pane).

    Ideally a size of 128 samples.

    though Ableton works uneasy at these rates.

     

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • gdomusic
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    Latency when recording vocals is a serious drag. Do you have anyway to allow for direct monitoring? An external mixer would work. A lot of companies seem to be starting to incorporate this feature on their audio interfaces.

    If you do not have a way to do direct monitoring, have your vocalist only cover one ear with the headphones, so they can hear themselves (without latency). Switch input monitoring to off on the vocal channel. It is not ideal, but it is better than trying to sing "back in time".

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • pablorotter
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    I run an RME FF800 with that and babyface I can run 64 samples. 

    You can send them reverb pre mix to fatten up their headphone sound just turn that fader down.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Jabbon
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    or delay all the rest...

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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