KenElevenShadows Posted March 16, 2001 Share Posted March 16, 2001 This may be fun to explain...got a curious problem that I haven't experienced ever before. I cut all the instrumental tracks for our atmospheric rock band, Nectar -- bass, drums, guitar, etc. on the analog multitrack, and had only one or two tracks left over for the vocals. Our vocalist wanted to experiment and try a lot of different things, but since one of my soundcards on the computer is on the fritz, I couldn't record the vocals on the computer because the vocalist can't monitor the instruments. So, what we did instead is I made an instrumental mix and dumped it to two tracks of my analog multitrack. I cut the vocals, now having ten extra tracks to experiment with. I dumped the instrumental mix to the computer, and then dumped the vocals to computer. For years, I have done this and *never* had a problem re-syncing the vocals with the instruments. This time, however, the vocals are not syncing at all, and are constantly late even though I start the vocals right on the money. What I have had to do is go in and chop the lines apart and set them in where they are supposed to go, which sounds fine. Nothing sounds out of pitch -- it's just out of time. Now, the curious bit is that I also did the same thing with tingshas (percussion) and cellos. *Only* the vocals are out of time. The vocals were not dumped to computer all at one time, but over a period of three months. I was wondering if there are any theories to look out for in the future should this happen again. I did a lot of editing and corrected it, but we are completely baffled by how this happened. ------------------ Ken/Eleven Shadows/d i t h er/nectar ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ music*travel photos*tibet*lots of stuff "Sangsara" "Irian Jaya" & d i t h er CDs available! http://www.elevenshadows.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ken Lee Photography - photos and books Eleven Shadows ambient music The Mercury Seven-cool spacey music Linktree to various sites Instagram Nightaxians Video Podcast Eleven Shadows website Ken Lee Photography Pinterest Page Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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