Good day all.
I just purchased the M-Audio Fast Track Pro. This is my first stab at starting to set up a little home studio. I'm using the Ableton Live Lite software that came with the interface (at some point down the road I'll get something with a little more capabilities, but it's a starting point). It was kind of a pain to get the drivers up and going (but luckily I have a couple friends who know computers well, because I don't). I'm up and running now. I was very suprised how clear the sound came through when I plugged in my guitar and started recording. So I'm very happy with that.
The start of the issue came when I was playing and the sound was coming through the speakers a bit later. I resolved that pretty easily by just turning down the speakers and listening to my guitar instead. But then when I went to record the lead parts over the rythm, I obviously wasn't able to listen to the rythm track and record the lead in real time. From what I've read, this is called "latency" ?
Does anyone have any thoughts or recording tricks that might solve this issue? I'd really appreciate the help, I'm not a very computer savy person and very new to recording.
In the case this is necessary info, my laptop has the following stats... Windows XP Pro, SP3, Intel Core 2 Duo (1.8GHz), 3GB RAM