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Postby rimash » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:20 am

hi everybody. which one is more impotant to get less latency:
1.audio interface
2.computer power
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Re: latency factors

Postby Pete Kaine » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:42 am

Both with a splash of driver compatibly voodoo.
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Re: latency factors

Postby Stuarto » Wed Nov 14, 2012 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

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Nov 16, 2012 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 :headbang:


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Re: latency factors

Postby Matt Houghton » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:16 pm

This may not directly answer your question, but I'll put the link here for anyone else browsing this thread...

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