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I have a snap back delay when I try and record using my m-audio and protools. I can hear a slight delay in my headphones to what I'm actually playing. How do i get rid of this?

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Like Graeme said it's a latency problem.  With the MBox there is a knob to monitor the input coming into the Mbox with no latency and a knob to blend the input signal with the output signal of the pro tools session.  In theory you're supposed to mute the track you're recording and monitor what you're playing in real time with the session audio using the input/output knob.  For the Digi 002/003 and MBox Pro there is a low latency monitoring option in Pro Tools that allows you to monitor while recording without doing this.  I don't think this is the case with M Audio interfaces.  I think the only option is to try to bring your hardware buffer as low as possible so the latency isn't too bad or use an external mixer to do what the input/output knob does in the MBox.

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Hi emmastevens

what you are hearing is latency(delay) in the electronics, software, and maybe your computer is producing some problems also. Have you tried to monitor yourself direct from a mixer before you feed the signal into the MBox.

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