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Latency when recording into DAW
Old 4th February 2019
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Latency when recording into DAW

My setup consists of:

- Ableton Live 9
- Vermona DRM-III (sequenced by Arturia Beatstep Pro - which is also the master clock)
- Roland TR-8
- Roland TB3
- MFB 522
- Midi keyboard
- VSTs

My latency settings are fine, managing about as low as 13.6ms (this is what Ableton shows).

All of these are linked to a Behringer UMC 1820 and then it all goes through a Mackie CR-1604VLZ.

Ultimately, when I try to record all of this into Ableton Live, everything is just slightly out of sync and it's really frustrating seeing as I can't realistically record full tracks and maintain the groove that exists when monitoring. I have tinkered with the delay settings in Ableton (all of them) and I can still find no permanent fix. The settings change daily, even if it's just by a bit.

I'm thinking of either ditching the Mackie (which I don't want to do) or buying something like a Kenton Midi thru. Will this help? It's literally stopping me recording anything meaningful because when everything is snapped to the grid, it still doesn't sound right.
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