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    Hi, I have an arturia microfreak connected to the blackbox for recording clips.

    It seems that some clips gets slowed down or otherwise distorted. I tried to disable the sync parameter but it does not help. Why does this happen? It seems more noticeable the longer the clip is (eg 4 bars)

    When I record using the microfreak sequencer instead "freehand", it is harder to notice this effect.


  • #2
    Please share your firmware version (as a number) and your record settings. A video is often very useful. Clips need a value in the Sync parameter. The only exception is when looping non-beat-based loops. This may be contributing to your issue.

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    • #3
      It's the latest (2.0.0)

      I will record and post video or audio over the weekend

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      • #4
        Here you have both the bluebox recording as well as me filming:

        https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...F_?usp=sharing

        MF is connected to bluebox, which out2 is connected to blackbox
        Blackbox out1 goes into Blueblox

        I am playing a sequence which is then recorded so I can keep looping it. at 50 seconds I switch from the MF to the Blackbox recording. You can tell because they overlap for a second.

        After the Blackbox recording starts playing, it sounds different, a little bit slower.

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        • #5
          Thanks for posting. That is weird. I need more info. What are your blackbox recording settings? How is your RecMon setup? Is the MF distorting its output (I noticed you have it set to 11). Is the blackbox Comp turned on? What are your bluebox recording settings (MAIN > B)? There is an explanation. I need to rule out the obvious (to me) stuff first. Maybe sending your black and blue preset/project files is next. Makes sure to pack first.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lobosque View Post
            Here you have both the bluebox recording as well as me filming:

            ...

            After the Blackbox recording starts playing, it sounds different, a little bit slower.
            The looped blackbox-recording that runs "solo" at 0:17 in the video is 'just' lagging behind (yes, that lag feels like "It's slower than the rest")
            The difference that you hear is most probably the overall latency introduced by each device within the chain (midi + audio-processing)
            Nudging the recorded loop back a bit (the amount of latency up to the point of record) should fix that

            BTW: Most of that latency comes from daisy-chaining MIDI (generally: daisy-chaining always adds to latency, avoid it)
            A midi thru box that splits the midi to one cable for each device does wonders here, but still does not fully remove latency: Processing needs time
            Personally, I'm ok-ish with let's say up to 30ms, maybe 40, of overall latency before it gets really annoying to compensate for the lag, but yeah, the lower the better

            EDIT: You would not hear a difference if you would only listen to the audio of the blackbox throughout the whole vid (it seems like the bluebox is routing the audio from the mf to the bb) - though that does not remove the latency, it's just that you would always hear that latency
            Last edited by pureppl; 09-19-2022, 03:07 PM.

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