So I’m a guitar player for 10+ years now, and I’m still asking myself if I have any bad habit in my playing.
To practice guitar, I usually have 2 choices because I’m living in an apartment, either I play through my amp and Torpedo Live (which acts as a load box and speaker sim) connected through my sound card (Scarlett 2i2) which has a direct monitor mode, that way, I don’t have any latency when I play. The “problem” here is that it’s a bit “overkill” sometimes to turn on the 120w amp for like 15-30min of playing.
So sometimes I’m just playing directly through my sound card, but because of the raw sound, I can’t use the direct monitoring and then I add VST amp and speaker sim through my DAW (Reaper) and use recording monitoring ... and here I have like 9-10 ms latency.
So here is my question, do any of you practice or play guitar this way? Do you think it is a bad habit to “practice with latency” ? I mean, can it lead to any “synchronization” issue when I’m trying to learn for example a hard solo, at a pretty high tempo ? It’s like I’m living 10ms in the past.
Thank you all!