Punch in time error

Punch not at defined time

After months using N-track to mix and process wave files which I recorded elsewhere and imported, I want to try and re-do some of the more rubbish sounding fiddle parts which I recorded and have been experimenting with punching in. I seem to be running into a timing issue, when I was doing multiple takes, each to separate tracks. Iset the punch in and out times. The first take started on time, but ended about 2 seconds early. Subsequent takes started about 2 seconds early and also finished early - again by about 2 seconds (but not all exactly 2 seconds).

I did a screen capture to show this, but I cannot work out how to imbed it in this message, so I hope my explanation makes sense! I guess it is an issue I can live with - I will just have to make sure that the time window is big enough to allow for early starting and finishing, but I would like to cure it if possible, as I assume it is some kind of latency/buffering issue.

I am using XP, a Soundblaster Live and have buffers set to the Preset Normal Buffering (default).

Any help would be much appreciated. thanks - John

Quote: (JohnS @ Dec. 24 2009, 6:36 PM)

After months using N-track to mix and process wave files which I recorded elsewhere and imported, I want to try and re-do some of the more rubbish sounding fiddle parts which I recorded and have been experimenting with punching in. I seem to be running into a timing issue, when I was doing multiple takes, each to separate tracks. Iset the punch in and out times. The first take started on time, but ended about 2 seconds early. Subsequent takes started about 2 seconds early and also finished early - again by about 2 seconds (but not all exactly 2 seconds).

I did a screen capture to show this, but I cannot work out how to imbed it in this message, so I hope my explanation makes sense! I guess it is an issue I can live with - I will just have to make sure that the time window is big enough to allow for early starting and finishing, but I would like to cure it if possible, as I assume it is some kind of latency/buffering issue.

I am using XP, a Soundblaster Live and have buffers set to the Preset Normal Buffering (default).

Any help would be much appreciated.

thanks - John

To embed a image you can first upload to this site

http://imageshack.us/

After upload you have 3 links to the image at the top. Copy the first link to clip board then in the n-track forum message area select the "IMAGE ICON" and paste the text into it, then select OK. Then preview your message to see if the image is in your post.

If using Internet explorer and you get a message "You must enter a URL" when you hit the "IMAGE ICON" at the top of Internet explorer is your Intranet options. Select allow for this site.

PACO

after arming the track to record, highlight the area the punchin is intended for. Then hit that triangular punchin record button. Inserting timeline numbers, seems to me, old fashioned.

Thanks Paco, hopefully the attached should show the problem. The punch in times were approx 1:40 to 1:48. I had it set to store all the takes in new tracks.
John

Quote: (Levi @ Dec. 24 2009, 10:03 PM)

after arming the track to record, highlight the area the punchin is intended for.
Then hit that triangular punchin record button.
Inserting timeline numbers, seems to me, old fashioned.

Levi,
I am a novice at using N for recording, so I may be
misunderstanding you, but I think I am already doing what you suggest. I set the timeline counters by selecting the area I wanted to punch in and the times appeared in the two boxes, a bit to the right of the punch-in record button.
John