I find that the use of the * key on the number pad, to be very useful for finding beats, and adding a Marker to edit to. It takes just a bit of practice, but as the Markers can be moved with frame-accurate precision, it's fairly easy to clean them up, and correct for any missed beats. Did you give that a try?
Also, with many mics, and other audio devices, there is a certain latency, but what you describe is beyond what I have ever observed. Did this happen to be a USB mic?
Thanks for sharing, and good luck,
The "*" key sounds like a good suggestion. Thanks! I had forgotten about that.
The mic I used is just the computer's internal mic.
I get the impression that you have never observed any delay on a PC. Interesting.
I see an approximate 8 MS latency delay with my various mics, going direclty into my soundcard, and that is well within the tolerance of the human ear/brain. I have never used my laptop's internal mic, so do not know how good, or how bad, that might be.
Again, thank you for mentioning your workflow, as it might help others.
Bill, your comment about seeing no more than 8 ms latency got me digging deeper, eventually to achieve a fix.
My computer latency is less than 1/30 of a second (not scientifically measured). Over 90% of the 1/3 second delay (latency to timeline) is apparently introduced by PE-11.
But, there is good news. The delay comes from a PE-11 buffer that is adjustable. Go here:
Edit -> Preferences -> Audio -> Audio Hardware -> ASIO Settings
You will see a Buffer Size slider. The default size is "2048 Samples," which results in a 1/3 second delay on my computer. Set the buffer to minimum, resulting in a buffer of "256 Samples." This removes the lion's share of the delay -- possibly to less than a 30 fps frame.
There must be some reason why 2048 is default. Therefore, unless working with Narration, I think that leaving it set at the default "2048 Samples" would be prudent. Use the minimum only when recording on the Naration track.
Great news, and thanks for bringing that setting to my attention.
As I normally do narration in PrPro, I will check to see what my ASIO Buffer is set to in that program.