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rimash



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latency factors
      #1018491 - 14/11/12 08:20 AM
hi everybody. which one is more impotant to get less latency:
1.audio interface
2.computer power


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Pete Kaine
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Re: latency factors new [Re: rimash]
      #1018510 - 14/11/12 09:42 AM
Both with a splash of driver compatibly voodoo.

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Re: latency factors new [Re: rimash]
      #1018523 - 14/11/12 10:38 AM
A lot can depend on whether you are using a desktop or laptop computer. Some laptops are fine - mine works with a 32 sample buffer size if I switch off the wifi, but others are much less accommodating and don't like anything less than 256 samples or sometimes even more. I think most modern desktops should go down to 64 samples without too much trouble at a 44100 sample rate. How low do you need to go? I use 32 samples to monitor my V-Drums while triggering a drum sample library. The interface may also have its own internal buffers that add a constant latency overhead to the DAW buffer size.

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Re: latency factors new [Re: rimash]
      #1018803 - 16/11/12 12:42 AM
I tend to agree with Pete

A more powerful computer can help reduce latency without glitching if it has well-chosen components and is well set up.

However, its ultimate performance can still be crippled if you are using an audio interface with poorly written drivers


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Re: latency factors new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #1019465 - 20/11/12 04:16 PM
This may not directly answer your question, but I'll put the link here for anyone else browsing this thread...

Latency Explained

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