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Delay on keyboard when using with cubase and reason

I have got my keyboard to work in the midi function of cubase using the soundbank from reason, however there is a 2 second delay from when I
play a note to when it sounds.

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Re: delay on keyboard when using with cubase and reason

This is because of the lantency of your sound card and your driver settings.

with 2 seconds,
that sounds like you're using a MME driver for your card.

try to change the driver to ASIO (if possible),
if not, change it to directX

you can do that that way:

- Open up Devices > Device Setup > VST Multitrack

- Drop-down the ASIO Driver settings on the right side of the screen

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