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Improving buffer size and reducing audio Latency

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Unregistered, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Hey Guys,
    I've been searching for a way to reduce my recording latency, and increase my buffer size in Reason 5.0.

    I'm using a Lenovo G555 laptop
    OS is Windows 7, AMD, Athalon II, Dual Core M340, 2200 mHz
    Sound Card is Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD- running the original Driver that came with the machine

    Any suggestions for optimizing my Audio? I'm still pretty green with this stuff...

    Thanks folks! Hope you can help me!
    Womax
     
  2. Mo Facta

    Mo Facta Active Member

    The two are interdependent. You can't lower your latency while increasing your buffer size. Unless, however, you use audio direct monitoring or create a low latency mix with your interface's software mixer.

    Cheers
     
  3. thatjeffguy

    thatjeffguy Active Member

    Mo is right, the larger buffer takes longer to fill and thus causes greater latency. Many people use a very low buffer while tracking, then switch to a higher buffer for mixing.

    Jeff
     
  4. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Mo Facta hinted at the best answer: get proper audio interface made for recording. It will have some provision (hardware monitoring) for bypassing the round trip to the CPU to minimize latency.
     
  5. Mo Facta

    Mo Facta Active Member

    Sorry. Stupid iPhone predictive text! I meant ASIO direct monitoring. Get ASIO4all too. That will help.


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