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 2 years 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.

     

    2 years 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.

    1 year 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.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • felusch
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    Does anybody from Ableton read the forum?
    ...2 years and still no update

    It is essential to fix this issue.
    the reason is that I want to use some 3rd party plug ins in my live set which is midi clock slave. Midi master is not an option, because Traktor should be the master for fast "manual" tempo syncing to another DJ set and let live follow by just one click.

    I want to have it supertight which is only possible with ableton only plug ins. ....so it sould be technicaly possible to solve! ...I spend money for plugins that i want to use! ....not all of your plug ins are awesome:)

    Dear Ableton R&D: please talk to us!!!

    we have nearly 2015 and I can only use Ableton Live 9 in external Midi clock slave mode to Traktor with the use of Ableton internal PlugIns. It is not possible to use 3rd party PlugIns because latency compensation is not working in external sync mode!

    please please please ....FIX it!!!
    and hell yeah talk to us we are customers

    5 months ago | 0 comments

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