First, i'd like to say i've been on the web for a while trying to understand my problem.
I noticed that many people use POD device to record guitar so i think it's just a question of settings here.
Here is a decription of my recording conditions :
PODxt Live to PC by USB. Latest drivers installed.
Guitar to POD... Phones output to monitors...
Cubase 5 with 1 guitar track (or 2 panned) with Amplitube. Then a midi track with VST drums playing on it.
I usually find my drum line, jam on it. then i hit record once satisfied. I use the MONITORING (small speaker) from CUBASE to hear my guitar with effects when i'm playing. (tricky part?)
Thats because i disable the PODxt monitor from ASIO settings and i also select "Send Clean Guitar". Since i want to hear my effects from Amplitude... It also allows me to re-amp my guitar since i record it as clean...
So in other words, i use the POD as a soundcard here...
ASIO settings : Default buffer size : 512, Default bit depth : 16. USB streaming on SMALL, just one level before the EXTRA one. For some reason i can't use the EXTRA small buffer size. It actually does not work at all. No sound...
With those settings i got in Cubase : Input Latency : 15ms, and Ouput Latency : 31 ms.
Which is a bit high to my knowledge. Isnt it ?
Used to get less than 10ms on other audio interfaces. Was getting "crunchy crunchy" around 5 - 8 ms.
In Cubase i also tried to play with the latency compensation option. With that option you can change the number of samples to compensate the delay (that's what i understand of it). But it's...not really accurate.
I'm not even mentionning the details about my PC specs... over 16GB RAM and i7
But i can tell it's running under Windows 8. But i think all drivers are working like a charm.
Do you guys have an idea how to fix this ?
Or enlight me about my mistakes when i use the cubase monitoring. I can feel there is something about that...
Thanks a lot