I would like to know from audiojungle people who are practicing playing their instruments about making recording of their playing. Every time I feel great groove when playing my guitar I make decision that my part is already nice to record to mix. Then after listening to result I always hear that recorded guitar is slightly off groove. It makes me crazy! (I work in Logic 9 pro). Cause I really hear what I play and It is good and melting to drums. I never do audio-quantize, and prefer to make some more takes.
Could It be some latency of soundcard problems? I have M-Audio and In Logic it says 8ms latency.
May be, 8 ms is appreciable latency for recording…
Does it groove if you nudge it to the left a 64th?
Try to work with the”low latency mode” on, in logic transport bar down in the right side, (when its on its orange color). its suppose to fix your problem…
What is your playback buffer setting set to? If that high ( can be upwards of 2000 samples) then you’ll be recording that many samples late, even though it sounds fine when you do. If thats the case, you can just nudge the audio back by the buffer amount.
hope you figure it out!
Are you recording to a click track? You should.
A good groove (well, depending on style) should be a little bit late, but here might be your latency.
To be sure that you record what you listen you should monitor through your rec bus, not from the audio interface (no latency); check that software monitoring in the audio preferences is enabled. Also, as suggested, low latency mode should help but it’s really important that what you are recording has the same latency as the other tracks while tracking. For recordings that’s already be done play with the ‘Delay’ playback parameter (in MIDI Thru pane top left) to realign them.
It’s probably a latency issue of some kind, or samples per buffer too high (I find anything above 256 really screws up the timing.) If you can’t fix the latency, why not just try physically moving your audio track backwards a few ms in your Daw to see if it syncs up with the rest of the music?
As far as takes, I put a lot of stock in feeling out the groove or the timing for each instrument. I’m not a big believer in click tracks – I think it’s important for a musician to develop a good sense of timing. It’s a lot more work, because sometimes you will lay things down and then realize the tempo speeds up or slows down and have to re-record what you did, but it forces you you to develop your sense of time.
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