I’m currently trying to record bass guitar to overdub on a song as a cover. The recording sound is fine and the monitoring levels are shown normally, but I can barely hear my playing from the monitors. Even at full volume I can barely hear my bass, but the monitor levels are shown fine.
I am using a Behringer sound card, 2 cables connected to my monitor speakers, the USB connected on my PC. I have monitor volume on the card on full, and also clicked “Direct Monitorring”. There’s no latency on the recordings at all however. I’ve also tried connecting the auxiliary cable of my monitor speakers to the PC and also to the ‘headphones’ monitoring input on the sound card.
It seems odd that I wouldn’t be getting any latency problems but sound is barely audible only at 100% full volumes. I somehow solved the monitor issue a few months ago and got a latency problem instead.
I somehow solved the monitor issue a few months ago and got a latency problem instead.
You can get that if you started monitoring the computer instead of the soundcard. The computer sound is always going to be “one computer late”—the sound has to go into Audacity and then turn around and come back out. So yes, monitoring the soundcard, a direct pathway, is the way to go.