Why are my audio clips recording ahead of the beat?

I'm working in the session view and have some parts programmed into my Roland JDXI (USB connection) which I'm trying to bounce to audio clips. I noticed the first clip of a drum part was getting clipped short so I turned off audio clip fades but that only slightly improved things.

 

So I looked closer at the audio clips and found that all the beats are being recorded slightly before of the beat by a few ms (even when the midi notes are quantized exactly to the beat). This means the attack of the first note in the clip isn't even being recorded as it's happening before the clip starts recording...

 

There are no track delays anywhere in my project - does anyone know what's happening here?

I'm relatively new to live (up until now I've mostly used it as a sketch pad while I learn the ropes) so it could well be something basic I'm overlooking...

 

Thanks for any help!

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apeshake 27 days ago | 0 comments

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  • martingrove
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    You mention you're using the Roland JDxi, is it connected to Live with a MIDI or USB cable? 

    If that's the case, I don't think that it's a problem with the Audio being delayed, but rather the MIDI messages. If you go into Live's preferences under MIDI SYNC, make sure that SYNC is turned on (yellow) for your JDxi. Then if you click to expand the options shown under your JDxi's input/output, you should be able to see the option to add a few ms delay in either direction to sync up the clocks inside Live.

     

    You can see this photo to see what I'm talking about https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1161411/midi-sync_inline.JPG?1424650375 

     

    Then it's just a matter of making a simple drum beat (ie; a snare hit on every bit) playing Live's metronome and manually adjusting the delay until the two are perfectly in time with each other. That should solve your issue! 

    24 days ago | 0 comments
  • apeshake
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    Thanks! I think my alerts were switched off so I only just saw your answer - this looks like exactly what i need - i'll give it a try when I'm next in live!

    20 days ago | 0 comments

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