Latency/Routing in Firestudio with Garageband

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by gvdv, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. gvdv macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2007
    I've set up my Firestudio audio interface on my Mac Pro, and have set up the System Preferences in the Mac, and the audio Input and Output under Garageband 3's 'Sound' tab of the program's Preferences.

    However, in my headphones - even without reverb or anything - I'm hearing a kind of doubling in my headphones. Is this a kind of latency, caused by some routing that I could avoid? Can I just go through the Firestudio, in terms of routing the signal, instead of going through garageband?

    Also, I don't know how to get at the Firestudio's internal (software) mixer. I'd like to be able to do this because I'd like to route my microphone input to different tracks, rather than having to physically pull it out of one input and put it into another (e.g., I only seem to be able to record on track 2 in garageband by plugging the mic. into input 2 on the Firestudio).

    Any help with this would be much appreciated.

  2. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
    yes, that's latency. you want to monitor the signal before it hits the a/d converters (and then must make the round-trip back through the d/a converters).

    are your headphones plugged into the mac or the presonus unit? if it's the latter -- you shouldn't be hearing latency. if it's the mac, you definitely will.

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