I have a particular vocal tracking scenario which is based on a few requirements:
1) Recording a raw track from vocalist through preamp.
2) Recording a compressed track using an outboard rack unit which is used for direct monitoring just to the artist, to reinforce the performance. (Sometimes the compressed track is balanced and transparent enough to proceed from there, so I always record it as well.)
3) Feeding a mix of vocal effects that are internally played back through live, because I don't have an external effects processor. This is only to give the artist a better sense of where they fit in the mix-a little singing in the shower ambience (delays, reverb, eq.) This insert is phase inverted so the artist is getting only effected signal through live-none of the dry- and hearing direct source through direct monitoring.
4) Only cued tracks (solo button) comprise the mix for the artist.
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So here's the issue: in order to feed the vocal effects (which is essentially a DAW playback track), in my case the group aux for the vocal tracks, I need to have monitoring to IN or AUTO for one of the two vocal tracks that I'm recording. And I need to have the solo button engaged for the Aux track with the effects on it. Wouldn't that result in a delay for the vocal track being sent to the effects? Wouldn't that shift the performance of one vocal track relative to the other? Should I be shifting something back to compensate for it? Where do I do this in track delay, driver error compensation? Is there a better option between IN and AUTO in this case, given that I don't really need to hear either? Is there a better way to do this? Granted, I have a thunderbolt interface, and the latency is only 3 or 6 ms (96k or 48k). But I do lots of polyrhythmic stuff, so I'm conscious of the pocket.