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Cubase recording

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:14 pm
by Chickenbus1
Hello I have a problem with recording songs on Cubase LE 7.

I am using a steinberg focusright scarlett 2i2 and Cubase LE 7. When I try to record a simple acoustic guitar + vocals the guitar reocords but the vocals only partly record.

When I sing into the microphone whilst it is recording , it shows that it is recording and sounds fine through the monitor but then when I play it back only parts of the vocals come through. The vocals cut in and out at random points and there is a delay on the vocols.

Is anyone able to help?

Thanks
Katy

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:23 am
by obsoleteman
If you have a compressor on your voice, you may have it set so that the sound doesn't get past the threshold. I did this and was about to loose my mind for an hour.

I am having a timing problem. When I record with a click track on my AI 8 the playback is late for some reason. Not much latency issues but it is holding me up on my recording projects. I plan to upgrade to the full 8 but I have to get past some of these issues as I am an old analog guy that has finally had to learn some new tricks. Any idea?

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:17 pm
by justme15
I'm having a similar problem, see post: Cubase 8AI w/MG10XU from May 13. I saw Obsoleteman's reply and will try changing compression settings. Since your original post was in April, have you had any success improving the vocal?

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 3:55 am
by obsoleteman
Funny...The compressor was my timing issue.

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 12:39 am
by obsoleteman
Or maybe it's not. Tell me what the constrain delay button does.

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:44 am
by peakae
It bypasses any plugin that creates additional latency.

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:19 pm
by obsoleteman
Like I say, I am new to this. It seems that the Bass playback along with the click track was late and out of sync with the next guitar track I was laying down. But I have experience in analog as DAC was just pretty new when I quit the biz. There are just so many parameters and I there is only one way to learn I guess.

Would you recommend a direct in approach in electric guitar or micing an amp? I know there are plenty of simulators on the program. Any favorites you use?

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:06 pm
by peakae
If possible I always use a amp and 2 different mic's. That way I have 2 different flavors of the same source, that I can blend or sometimes just PAN hard left and right. I don't have a favorite software simulator, but will say that they react quite differently depending on what guitar is used, so expect a lot of tweaking.

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:34 pm
by obsoleteman
The issue is that when I use the click track, it will be about 1/2 a measure early..This has got to be a metronome setup problem. But I can't continue recording until I solve it. So the Constrain Delay Compensation button was not the problem.

Re: Cubase recording

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:21 am
by obsoleteman
The issue was using pre-roll and precount at the same time. I just started recording without it and it works fine. I upgraded to the UR-242 to get around what latency issues I had. I have a terrible case of Tinnitus in both ears and it just amplifies the timing issues for me.