Hello guys this is a question that I could not find an answer to online.
I am currently debating between a USB mic and a phantom powered mic.
I currently own a Blue Yeti Mic, but have been struggling with latency.
Now I have been wondering, if a usb audio interface like the presonus 2 x 2 helps with latency.
I know that the audio interface allows for monitoring while recording through its headphone output, but now I am thinking about selling my blue yeti for a samson co3 and buying the interface… If anyone has any tips on overcoming delay that would be great.
I currently own a crappy samsung computer, but am getting a macbook pro w retina, so my computer should run smooth in terms of cpu and ram in the future.
I am assuming that your “latency” issue is that you are doing overdub recordings (ie laying down new tracks to accompany a recording), and for that reason you aren’t using the headphone jack on your blue yeti for monitoring.
There is always going to be some delay between the audio being played by the computer and the audio being recorded. The best you can do is to make sure that there is no delay between your monitoring and the live performance. The new performance will get back to the computer somewhere behind the playback of the previously recorded tracks, but that can be compensated for see this page for the details: http://manual.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Latency_Test
So back to your query, the Presonus 2x2 and most other similar interface units will mix the computer output with a direct live copy of the recording signal allowing you to monitor with no latency from the live signal.