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Hi Fixya! I'm having latency problems with my PC-50+ M Audio 2496 set up. I'm a classically trained musician and pretty much an newbie/idiot where computer technology's concerned. Playing my PC50 through Akoustik Piano and/or cubase I'm get a delay of about .2 sec - enough to make playing impossible. I've tried re-setting buffer size in the soundcard (with all sound apps turned off), but it makes no appreciable difference. I don't know what else to do. Help appreciated! M

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    H C Earwicker Jan 03, 2014

    BTW- I'm running a desktop PC with windows xp. This happens with the Akousik piano virtual inst programme by itself - so nothing to do with cubase. Fact is, I've never known what ASIO drivers et al are, let alone how to set them up...if I need to. I need a quick step-by-step diagnosis/fix, or, I guess, a link to some reading material written for idiots ;)

  • H C Earwicker
    H C Earwicker Jan 03, 2014

    After some research...I found that the M-Audio's sample rate had been reset. So I've re-set and locked it to 44100, in syn with AkuostiK Piano. In Ak P I've discoverd where buffer size is ('asio config') and reduced it from 2048 to 1020 - some pops and clicks, but it's made a difference, for the better, to the latency problem. I'm still confused about which boxes are supposed to be checked/unchecked, and whether sync reference is set to input or output - that kind of stuff. Anyone who knows more about what I'm talking about than I do is welcome to join in.

  • H C Earwicker
    H C Earwicker Jan 03, 2014

    Add a Comment...because the interval between key-touch and audible note is still too slow - it's still difficult to play in time, with myself or another track.

  • H C Earwicker
    H C Earwicker Jan 04, 2014

    In case anyone's following...I've found that - for some reason - opening Ak P in cubase (suggested by a friend) pretty much solves the problem, but I still get clicks and pops - which, at the high buffer settings I've set, shouldn't be happening. Any suggestions?

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