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Kadebla

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Hi,
I just got a Sure sm57 mic, and an ART tube mp preamp connected with an XLR cable. Got the whole thing to work and connected everything properly.
But I've noticed that when i strum the strings (Im recording guitar btw) the sound coming from my pc speakers comes out delayed.
For example if a strum an E, I hear it from the speakers 0.1 second later. Its really a pain.
I also get this when recording keyboards with a normal audio cable, but there's an option on the keyboard called EXTERNAL LOCK that reduces the delay.
Obviously theres no such option on a guitar amp haha. And I also cant find an option like this on the pc.
Any way to tackle the problem?
Thanks in advance
 

Robert_J

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Your PC is converting the analog signal to digital and that takes a little bit of time. Maybe a faster sound card would help? I really have no idea.
 

Kadebla

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Robert_J said:
Maybe a faster sound card would help?
Well thanks for diagnosing the problem but getting a new soundcard is really not the best solution for me right now:(
Is getting a new sound card really necessary? Is there no other way?!
 

Robert_J

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No way that I can think of. On the other hand, we are a home theater site and not a live audio recording site. I don't like sending people away but you will probably get better information from guys with more recording experience.
 

Kadebla

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Ahh. Sorry. I'm pretty sure I've seen questions about recording on this site before. I'll just leave the thread and hope someone will get the anwser. Anyway thanks.
 

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