Plugin delay compensation with external sync

Hi, I am synchronizing Traktor and Ableton to play full tracks on Traktor and my own tracks on Ableton.

Some of my tracks have the L3 UltraMaximizer plugin on the master, which applies some latency to the signal. The thing is, since external sync is ON, track delay is deactivated so I am no longer able to sync both programs.

 

Midi clock sync delay doesn't work because it affects the whole Ableton signal, not only the audio, you know...

What can I do to solve this?

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feelthetrip 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • JamesMiles
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    Try the Waves L3-LL (Low Latency)

    Not as much lookahead time, so you may hear a bit more distortion on heavy limiting, but it'll greatly reduce the delay.

     

    If that isn't enough, try using a negative amount of track delay on your master track in Live.  Check the L3 manual for the exact amount of latency in milliseconds or samples it will incur.

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • discopatrick
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    It's possible to sync Traktor to an external clock, so you could use Ableton as the master and Traktor as the slave.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • discopatrick
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    Another solution is to reduce Ableton's Buffer Size (in the Audio prefs) as much as you possibly can before the audio begins to suffer. Using this method I was able to greatly reduce my latency while using External Sync.

    3 months ago | 0 comments

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