Struggling with the right buffersize...

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Laura_Live
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Struggling with the right buffersize...

Post by Laura_Live » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:26 am

Hi,

why am I encountering latency in the return channel when I increase the buffersize ?

Surely this is not supposed to happen, is it ?

Could someone shed some light on that matter ?

Does it mean that compressors sound different as well ? ?? ? 8O 8O

I usually mix at higher buffersizes..

my setup: Thinkpad T9300, 4 GB Ram, Win7 Pro

Laura

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Re: Struggling with the right buffersize...

Post by mholloway » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:40 am

Yes, that's how it works. Bigger buffer size means less of a hit to your CPU, but at the expense of greater latency. If you're not recording midi or audio at the mixing stage, you can increase the buffer size to lessen CPU load. You decrease the buffer size when you want low latency.

edit: just re-read your post, what do you mean by "in the return channel" -- i'm assuming you don't actually mean your send+return busses, but rather just your main outputs?


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Laura_Live
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Re: Struggling with the right buffersize...

Post by Laura_Live » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:09 am

No, I mean the return channel as in fx sends/returns... the signal comes later in relation to the track when I increase the buffersize

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