at20/20 usb mic problem
I bout this mic for vocal recording. My DAW program is Mixcraft 5. I bought a M audio fast trac pro interface... bc my sound card in laptop not that good.. I now i can hook mic into usb port in my laptop and it works but theres latency.. I turn the latency down but still a little delay there. so thats why i bought the m audio fast track pro.. I bought me a xlr adapter.. It has xlr on one end and mini usb on the other.. Then I got me a usb hub that plugs in the wall and connected my usb to the input of the hub and another usb with mini usd on the other end and plugged it in to the xlr adapter hoping and paying it works. but no sucess. is there anyway to make this work.. I hope I didnt waste my money on usb mic..:(
Latency, as you found out, is inherent with many systems.
Especially with slow hard disk and processor speeds.
Faster is better.
The trick is listening BEFORE processing.
By running the signal into your DAW, then back, there is processing involved, so you'll have latency.
With a USB mic, the OS may be able to give you back your signal in, or close to, real time but you also need to wait on the DAW to give you the pre-recorded tracks, which requires processing time.
Worst case, you live with a slight delay and offset your tracks in the DAW.
Save the USB mic for real-time recording (EX: voice and acoustic guitar recorded together) and use a conventional mic with your FastTrack, with mic monitoring through the FastTrack before it goes into the DAW.
'Hope this helps,
5 years ago