I am encountering a significant delay and sound aberration using Audacity and/or SONY Acid Pro to record from my Yamaha YPT 300 keyboard. What is a MIDI Interface, such as Fast Track, and will it resolve the problem? Can I connect a mic directly to it? It costs at least $90. Is there a cheaper solution? Thanks.
MIDI is musical machine control. You can’t directly listen to it.
I am encountering a significant delay and sound aberration using Audacity and/or SONY Acid Pro to record from my Yamaha YPT 300 keyboard.
On your Windows machine? You’re listening to your sound card output, right? You should be able to configure your sound card to let you listen to the music Input instead of the computer Output. If you do that, the delay should go away, but that precludes you from doing overdubbing.
The sound aberration is probably coming from you plugging your keyboard into the Mic-In of your Windows laptop. Did I hit it? That connection was designed to do this…
If you need to plug a musical instrument in, you may need a stereo USB adapter like the UCA-202.
You can also run into Windows configuration problems like this…
Windows Enhanced Sound
But I’m guessing at all this.