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Monitoring sounds different than playback - Interface v. Audition
Old 14th May 2019
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Monitoring sounds different than playback - Interface v. Audition

This might be a dumb question. But, I have a focusrite 18i20, when monitoring my vocals always seem to have more bass than when I playback my recording from adobe audition. I've tested this with 7506 up to hd800s, always sounds different. Is there a setting I should be checking in audition or something that has to do with USB why my playback would be different from direct monitoring?

My playback device is my focusritebas well so it is my recording and playback device and headphones are hooked up to it.
Old 14th May 2019
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Originally Posted by n1kki6 View Post
This might be a dumb question. But, I have a focusrite 18i20, when monitoring my vocals always seem to have more bass than when I playback my recording from adobe audition. I've tested this with 7506 up to hd800s, always sounds different. Is there a setting I should be checking in audition or something that has to do with USB why my playback would be different from direct monitoring?

My playback device is my focusritebas well so it is my recording and playback device and headphones are hooked up to it.
It’s possible that while you’re recording you are hearing both your direct and your track monitor signal.
Old 15th May 2019
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You may also be hearing bleed from your voice in the room as well as your inner voice - in other words, you re hearing more while tracking and that affects the tone overall.
Old 16th May 2019
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I'm not sure it just me hearing my own voice and I know I am not hearing both my direct and track. I can turn down the direct input monitoring in the control panel and my vocals go away. But when on it's has a lot more bass. The recording sounds more accurate, I have tested with myself and others, but it's infuriating when trying to dial it in through just the headphones prior to recording.
Old 16th May 2019
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when monitoring my vocals always seem to have more bass than when I playback my recording from Adobe Audition.
When you are recording yourself singing and monitoring the sound you are recording in the headphones, while you are singing, you need to take into account the sound inside your head, as you hear yourself.

You are always going to sound more bassy than what you recording onto a track when recording yourself and monitoring yourself at the same exact time.
This is why when you hear your ACTUAL voice after its recorded, it always sounds funny to that person, because he is hearing his voice without hearing it inside himself also.
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