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Mixcraft soundcard

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:02 pm
by ktyso9
Getting sound delays when recording on mixcraft using windows xp and the inbuilt soundcard. Will upgrading to an Audigy soundcard help? Someone suggested anti-virus programs may contribute. Is this true?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:02 am
by G.Love
Hi,someone more experienced may be able to give you a better answer,but I'm guessing you're in ASIO mode.Try turning off the monitor while recording option.Hope this helps,G.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:45 am
by gypsy101
don't know if this helps (i'm on vista) but log off the internet while recording & turning off your antivirus & firewall ( i have avast) seems to help plus download this (it's free) and adjust your buffer sizes. hope that works for you. p.s. advice DO NOT upgrade to vista @ this time - if ya think ya got problems now ..... .

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:51 pm
by Acoustica Greg

ASIO should help with that lag, but check if your sound card has it's own ASIO drivers before you to to ASIO4ALL. (File Menu > Preferences > Sound Device).

You can also try reducing the number and size of your buffers.


Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:43 pm
by Shiny
I've been trying to lay down a couple of rhythm section tracks in mixcraft 2.51 build 55 and when I say the tracks aren't in sync, I mean it. The bass track starts at the same time as the drum tracks but it is way faster and ends at least 10 seconds before the drum track. The song is 4 min and 10 seconds in length.
I've tried adjusting the number and size of buffers, the sample rate and bit depth. My drivers are ASIO and I've tried updating and none of that helps. I only just bought mixcraft last summer and have only used it a couple of times for recording my vinyls onto CD for which it works great but I don't know if I should upgrade to mixcraft 3 or purchase one of the full versions of the software that came with my external soundcard. (M-Audio).

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:58 pm
by Acoustica Greg

Mixcraft 2 doesn't support ASIO.

Try Mixcraft 3 for free, and use your ASIO drivers and see how ti goes.

The upgrade is $19.95 if you own version 2.


Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:21 pm
by Shiny
Hey thanks for the swift reply. I will try Version 3 and if it works ok 20 bucks is a pretty decent price. Overall I think mixcraft is a pretty good bang for the buck and you're support seems to outdo the big companies hands down. Thanks again.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:27 pm
by gypsy101
it kicks azz for the msrp- much less the $20 - just my 2 cents worth (even i can use it lmao)