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Old 1 week ago
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Guitar and speakers

Hi there

I am currently developing a live setup where I play guitar and use Ableton Live.

My two signal chains consist of my guitar that goes straight into the amp and signal 2 which is my guitar that goes into Ableton Live where it is being processed.

As I am a total noob when it comes to gear I wanted to ask if you can recommend any low budget speakers that i could use for the processed signal chain. Will regular studio monitors do the job if i just use them at low volume at home?

Any advice is more than welcome!
Old 1 week ago
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Sure regular studio monitors would work if you are just using them for home and that is what you should use, if you are using an audio interface.

That said, i suspect you will be having a delay form the chain going into Ableton and being processed by plugin effects..
Have you thought this through?
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Thanks a lot for the reply.

So there's no actual risk that I would blow off the studio monitors if I play guitar through them?
The delay is not much of a problem as I don't use time based effects but only reverbs and some other stuff...
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Thanks a lot for the reply.
The delay is not much of a problem as I don't use time based effects but only reverbs and some other stuff...
The thnig to know about all plugins in DAW are they all will have some sort of latency to them, even if they are not timed based. yuo wil notice a dleay in a compressor plugin, chorus, flanger, EQ and any other plugin. They all have buffers to make them able to process the sound

And you have to take into account that the round trip from your audio interface to your DAW and out of your interface will be at least 10 msecs on a very powerful PC and great interface with great drivers.

With effect and a decent PC and decent interface and depending on your driver settings, you will most likely have between 15 msecs to 30 msecs round trip latency and that is noticeable

When you play a guitar through an amp and then send the same single to your audio interface, then DAW , then effects in your DAW, then out of your DAW, you will hear a delay between them both.

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So there's no actual risk that I would blow off the studio monitors if I play guitar through them?
They are made for that, that s why they are called studio monitors. Unless you abuse them and then thats on you.
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So there's no actual risk that I would blow off the studio monitors if I play guitar through them?
Only if you turn things up way too loud, just like any other speaker in any other situation.
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