High latency and odd output buffer size

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npcjuwow
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High latency and odd output buffer size

Post by npcjuwow » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:00 pm

Hello, so i'm having a problem to reach an optimum overall latency in my system. I'm getting a crackling distorted sound with anything below 704 samples for output buffer, and this give me 14.7 ms of output latency. I usually work at 48 kHz. I tried setting sample rate ate 88.2 kHz, but it only made the crackling and distortion to start at a higher buffer. I'm getting a 20.0 ms overall latency, wich is pretty noticeable. My interface is set at 256 samples per buffer. Is it my CPU that is too weak? Please forgive me if I forgot anything important to help you understand my problem.

Thank you very much.
Ableton Live 10.1.35
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i7-4970
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Da hand
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Re: High latency and odd output buffer size

Post by Da hand » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:21 pm

Are you using ASIO drivers?

npcjuwow
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Re: High latency and odd output buffer size

Post by npcjuwow » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:26 pm

MME/DirectX
Ableton Live 10.1.35
MOTU 4pre
Windows 10
i7-4970
16gb
What else?

Da hand
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Re: High latency and odd output buffer size

Post by Da hand » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:32 pm

If you want better performance, install and use ASIO drivers made for your card.

npcjuwow
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Re: High latency and odd output buffer size

Post by npcjuwow » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:37 pm

Thanks a lot for the tip. It was a really simple solution, and I feel dumb. :mrgreen:
Ableton Live 10.1.35
MOTU 4pre
Windows 10
i7-4970
16gb
What else?

Da hand
Posts: 1744
Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2003 8:38 pm
Location: Montreal, Canada

Re: High latency and odd output buffer size

Post by Da hand » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:45 pm

Hey you are welcome and glad to help! And no worries, we are all positioned somewhere on that learning curve, with always new things to learn ;)

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