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Discussion in 'Home Recording Studio' started by JVjunky, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. JVjunky

    JVjunky Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi,

    Please bear with me as I expect this question has been asked before, but I am new to using
    Audacity to record my guitar.

    My set up is a Fender Mustang 1 v2 with Fuse, my laptop using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
    and Audacity.

    I've connected everything up correctly and I can hear my guitar through Audacity, but when
    I play the guitar there is a noticeable delay between picking and hearing the note through my
    headphones. I suspect that it may have something to do with Latency??
     
  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

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    Are you using Bluetooth headphones? If so, that's the problem.
     
  3. fezz parka

    fezz parka Making a record.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yep. You need to mute playback on the track you're recording an monitor from the amp.
     
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    Also there is a setting in audacity that will automatically adjust the timing of your recorded sound for the latency of your system. Just type 'audacity latency' into youtube search for videos on it.

    You can also easily adjust timing manually after recording.
     
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    Yes, you are hearing latency.

    You want to be monitoring real-time in the analog chain, before the A>D.
     
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    JVjunky Strat-Talk Member

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    No, using headphones plugged into the headphone socket on the laptop
     
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    JVjunky Strat-Talk Member

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    OK everybody, thanks for the replies, but don't forget I'm an absolute beginner so
    monitoring real-time in the analog chain means nothing to me!!

    And how can I monitor from the amp if I'm using the phone output to feed into my
    laptop??
     
  8. fezz parka

    fezz parka Making a record.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    JVjunky Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for all of your replies. I checked out 'audacity latency' in YouTube and
    now it's all sorted.

    Regards
     
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    Didn't realise it, but seems as though I can record direct from my Mustang I v2 through Fuse, using the USB connection to my laptop, into Audacity!!
     
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    fezz parka Making a record.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's why I gave you the link. Now you can mute the playback and monitor your guitar from the amp. Latency....Poof.
     
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