How to Use Input Monitoring in Sony Acid Pro 6

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How to Use Input Monitoring in Sony Acid Pro 6
Monitor your recording signal in Sony Acid Pro 6. (Hal Bergman/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Acid Pro 6.0, Sony's music workstation software, offers users a number of options for recording, composing and editing music projects. In Acid Pro 6.0, you have the option of monitoring the input signal as you are recording, with track effects playing in real time. This feature is especially useful if the audio device you are using has a low latency. Using a high-latency device with the input monitoring feature will probably result in some delay, which will lead to you hearing desynchronised audio.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "Record Device Selector" button in the Audio Device tab. The button is to the left of the "Arm for record" button and should look like either two speaker icons back to back or the number "1."

  2. 2

    Select "Input Monitor" from the "Record Device Selector" menu.

  3. 3

    Select either "Auto" or "On" from the "Input Monitor" sub-menu. The "On" setting keeps input monitoring on at all times, while the "Auto" setting only keeps input monitoring on during recording or when you have stopped playback. The "Auto" setting is preferable if you do not want to hear the input signal during playback.

Tips and warnings

  • Adjust the audio buffers in the Audio Device tab if you are experiencing desynchronised audio. Adjusting the number and size of audio buffers may help you overcome any latency issues.

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