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I am using a laptop for my music
creation and I am thinking about using an External Sound Card connected
with a USB cable or getting an Sound Card. My integrated
sound card has a little bit too much latency. Will I have just as much
or more latency with the External Sound Card because it is connected
with the USB cable or would I be better off with the Sound
Card? Thanks for vinu plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz help me sir.
In order for an imported file to sound correctly in Cubase, the bit rate and KHz must be the same or you will create garbage when going through your interface. For instance if you have ripped something from a CD it will be in 16 bit 44.1 KHz format. If you were to pull this into Cubase at 24 bit with 48 KHz selected as your projects rate you would encounter this problem. (I'm guessing this is what is causing your problem.) Please open up cubase and click import, a window should pop up asking if you want to convert formats, please select the check boxes for conversion for the bit rate and KHz (depending on what version of Cubase it will be something similar to this.) An alternate solution is to go to the project preferences and select the rates that match the imported material before importing and no conversion will be necessary. (Although, I recommend always working in 24 bit and 48 KHz if you're machine can handle it.) A final possibility is that you have the latency set really low and the converters can't handle the speed at which the information is being processed. If the above should for some reason not work, check in your preferences box in Cubase if possible or through software that came with your interface and increase the latency. This can cause an audible delay between the time you hit a note and hear it back so make sure to decrease it before recording and increase it while mixing since you won't being recording new material and can use that processing power that would have gone to making sure you hear your live audio quickly can be steered to use plug-ins and get crackling free playback. Remember, with latency, even if get crackling from a low latency you will not hear that crackling upon mixdown! However, I'm quite sure your problem is with conversion rates, but if never hurts to know or get a reminder on things like latency. Cubase is a high quality product and I hope you enjoy using it. Thank you and I hope this helps.
You're probably not recording through your tascam interface. Go to control panel -> sound, and then select the us122 as your default sound device. Close cubase and open it again. Then go to devices -> device setup, and then under your asio drivers, select asio us122. That should solve it
To see if it's your hardware, up your latency settings to "highest" via the tascam control panel. Also, be sure you are familiar with the various ways to up latency in your recording package: in cubase it's under device settings, vst bay. If this works, you know it's some setting somewhere. Try disabling your internet connections and setting pc performance to "background services" Also, read a pc optimization guide for daws - they are everywhere. Tascam will email one to you if you ask.
Lastly - try the asio4all driver. This fixed my pops, but when I understood all the various latency settings and set the tascam to highest latency, I could use the tascam driver. Highest latency on my p4 3.0 2gb ram pc means 12ms input and my output is 61ms.
If the asio4all driver works - it's a likely latency issue.
This interface works fine with other hosts but with cubase is more tricky. But you can fix it.
You need to disable the onboard sound card, also use the UA25 Asio drivers, go to programs/Steinberg cubase/ ASIO multimedia setup and you should see the UA25 outports are active and that the sync ref "YES" also that the UA25 Input ports are active. the next bit is a bit of fun select the Advanced options and select Detect buffer size, when thats finished select Check Buffers and Sync, press the start button and the test will run,if everything is ok you should have zero "Sync lost" and zero "Buffer lost" Depending on how lower you want to get your latency , you may have to tweek the UA25 driver settings and re-run the setup above.
Im using Vista on a Sony Vaio FW11E with Core 2 Duo Processor. 3Gig ram. Its not working properly with me either. Its a loan of a mates. Ableton and Windows Media Player just keep stopping for a second every few seconds! Very annoying!
I chased this same problem with a friend's laptop using Cubase. Additionally, he had several recurring pops at high end, in regular intervals, with 23 seconds of trouble free gaps in between incidents. Eliminated hardware problems, so I contacted some Cubase user groups and they indicated their older software was not compliant with the newest hardware... in other words, they suggested he buy a newer version.... He did (gasp, sticker shock... the horror) and the problem disappeared. Might be all that is wrong for yours, if your desktop has newer hardware and older version of Cubase.