The round trip latency to my DAW and back, with a software reverb plugin
, is almost
acceptable (to the point where I am quite accustomed to it) but I now need to record other vocalists who I am sure would prefer not to have even the tiniest of lags.
I am hoping to be able to connect an outboard hardware reverb (an old Alesis Midiverb
) to my 6i6 and then configure MixControl to send the uneffected
mix to the DAW (Cakewalk Sonar Platinum
) but the effected
mix to the headphones (ideally both, otherwise HP02 would suffice). Obviously this is to allow the vocalist to hear a little comfort reverb while still allowing me to use my far superior plugin reverbs in Sonar. Is this doable?
I'm afraid I am struggling to get to grips with MixControl and I can't work out if this is even achievable! If it is, then a few hints would be appreciated - and a complete road map to success would be even more welcome! If it's a non-starter then I wonder if anyone could offer other suggestions?
At the moment I have the mic signal going into a Soundcraft EFX12
with a compressor/gate/limiter on the channel insert. The mains out of the EFX12
go into the front inputs 01 and 02 on the 6i6 and output 1 and 2 feed a pair active monitors. MixControl is setup using the Zero Latency preset. Any and all of this can be changed.
I only ever record one track at a time and usually that is me recording myself on guitar, bass, vox etc. Up until now, no issue - but now there are other people involved I would really like to be able to offer them as professional an experience as possible! (Still only recording one source at a time).
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.