Quote Martin Walker:
Now that I'd love to have a copy of
The CEntrance LTU is usable, but you do need experience on reading its somewhat varying output readings. Having said that I've used it to sample accuracy on some occasions.
I could never get any consitancy out of the Centrance unfortunately , the new utility can also be finicky on some interfaces, but gives a reading very close to that reported by Cubase when it syncs, which I have managed to get it to do on all interfaces tested so far with it.
The utility will eventually be available to all , the initial build has already proven valuable in that its uncovered that both of the ESI units - MAYA44e and U46XL, employ double buffering on playback judging by the reported RTL's.
A bit cheeky, but it looks like they report nominal to mask the fact they use the double buffering. It could well be an oversight on their part , but still disappointing after my initial impression of the units.
Their respective LLP ratings have been adjusted accordingly down to 5.45 - the RTL % balancing the results against the units that use the double buffering.
Echo are another manufacturer who employ double buffer, but they at least do not try and mask it by reporting nominal figures. I'll also be removing the Mackie unit from the charts/results until I can get some accurate RTL figures.