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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the latency is in the sound card. usually you can set the CPU cache to 512 in a program or synthesizer. Your Korg softwear may be able to ajust this if it is on your pc. Most PC have the sound card built into the mother board thereby not cutting the performance. 2. You will have to purchase a external sound card for your Audio and midi interface to get the least amount of latency. The PC cabinet with all it components has a lot of EMI (Electromagnetic interference) that cause some of the latency issues with these device. If you can live with 2ms latency which the human ear can't determine then you can render a acceptable audio and midi setup, The Ableton Live 8 series has a latency setting for the CPU in the program. Download the demo and see if you notice a difference.
To see if it's your hardware, up your latency settings to "highest" via the tascam control panel. Also, be sure you are familiar with the various ways to up latency in your recording package: in cubase it's under device settings, vst bay. If this works, you know it's some setting somewhere. Try disabling your internet connections and setting pc performance to "background services" Also, read a pc optimization guide for daws - they are everywhere. Tascam will email one to you if you ask.
Lastly - try the asio4all driver. This fixed my pops, but when I understood all the various latency settings and set the tascam to highest latency, I could use the tascam driver. Highest latency on my p4 3.0 2gb ram pc means 12ms input and my output is 61ms.
If the asio4all driver works - it's a likely latency issue.
Hey there, the HP bios is pretty smart - it should automatically detect a new sound card and switch off the internal one when installed - alternatively you can go to the 'system devices' panel and disable it in the software as well. hope this helps cheers
The main cause of latency is your hardware. What kind of soundcard do you have? If you are using the one that came with your computer then that is your problem, no matter how good or new your PC is, manufacturers like to save costs by using cheap motherboard mounted soundcards, I had exactly the same problem as you when I started using a MIDI keyboard with cubase.
I'd suggest buying a soundcard designed for audio applications, I use the M-Audio Fasttrack which you can pick up very cheaply nowadays. I have my latency down to around 1/20 second and as an added bonus I get a 1/4 input and an XLR input as well for recording.