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 Post subject: Driver Error Compensation
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:46 pm 

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My girlfriend and I are trying to learn how to use Ableton Live 8 to record her music.

We have been trying to set the "driver error compensation" to synchronize the guitar track with the vocals.
The manual says to connect a wire directly from the audio out port to the microphone in port, so we have done that.

Then the manual says "If the [2 Audio] signal is too strong or weak, adjust the Master Volume (in the Master track) and try again until the signal is about equal to 1 Audio."

Okay, why? What is the point of adjusting the master track volume rather than the computer's master volume? And what should the computer's master volume be set to during this process?

If the computer's master volume is anything above about 15%, the Audio 2 signal will instantly max out and will not come down until the computer's volume is muted.

After playing around with the volume controls and finally getting the audio meters to be about equal, the manual says to record. So we do this, but the 2 Audio frame shows hardly any waveform. It basically just shows a slightly jagged, horizontal line as if the sound clip was not even received. Does anyone know what the problem here might be?

This program is driving us both insane; any help here would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Driver Error Compensation
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:56 pm 

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Morthian wrote:
Okay, why? What is the point of adjusting the master track volume rather than the computer's master volume? And what should the computer's master volume be set to during this process?


the computer's master volume shouldn't come in to play here. how are you plugging in the mic and guitar? do you have a proper audio interface/mixer, or are you using some kind of PC soundcard like a Creative Soundblaster?

I think what the manual might be implying is that if the guitar track is at a lower volume than the vocal track you could lower the volume on the vocal track and then adjust the Master track up so that you hear all tracks louder.

I'm pretty sure that the biggest portion of the problem is that you are trying to use your computer's built in sound rather than a dedicated audio interface.

Are you on a PC or a Mac?

And props for reading the manual before posting...

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