Latency is the delay of when a sound is produced and when it is captured and emitted by your device. It depends on how digital audio and your device work and we can't do much to reduce it. But by measuring such delay, we can realign recorded clips so they stay in sync with the existing audio.
It can occur on BandLab Web and on our Android app, due to the flexible nature of the coding.
Here's how you can adjust and troubleshoot latency -
- Click on the Settings menu at the top left corner of the Mix Editor
- Select the Latency Test
- Unplug your headphones
- Click Start Test
In the Mix Editor, tap the Gear icon near the top right of the screen (beside the Cloud Icon)
Scroll down and tap on Latency Fix
Click on Retake Test
Tap on Set Up Latency Fix
Unplug your headphones, find a quiet location and set your volume level to a comfortably loud level. Tap on 'Start Test'
If your test results are within the 0 to 30ms range, then you have a much more manageable latency which you can monitor via headphones. If not, it is best to stick with the current result and not engage monitoring.
If you've noticed unusually high latency numbers (100-250ms is high, but might be expected on some devices)” or can't seem to get the latency results right, we recommend a manual adjustment to change the value offset for the Latency Fix. Here's how
Once you've completed your initial test and found that are issues, please select Advanced Settings
Now set the Manual Adjustment setting to the number shown on the latency test result
Tap on the Save to save the changes
If you’ve already recorded a region without proper latency adjustment, you can adjust an individual region to line up properly.
- After creating an audio region, tap on it and select SHIFT to bring up the Latency Adjustment tab
- Precisely shift your region using the slider to compensate for latency