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Latency varies from Cubase to sonar?

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14 years 9 months
Hi all, i'm new on this forum. Hope i posted in the right area. I look forward to this great site! :D :D

I had to reformat (stupid virus!) my computer(PC), so i re-installed Cubase sx3. Since then I have been having HUGE latency issues when using VST's.

Under "device setup" Cubase lists my Imput latency at 110.000ms and Output latency at 749.932ms! This is BRUTAL. :(

All my audio drivers and so on are bang on current. Funny thing, i have been thinking about going to Sonar, so i gave it a try. I dont mind it, but i learned on Cubase and i will stay with it. BUT when i had both Cubase and Sonar installed, the SAME vst would run BEAUTIFUL, with very low latency, probably in the low 3-5ms range when using Sonar. Then when i fireup cubase, same VST, HUGE latency.

Any idea what could cause this? I am using a garbage onboard sound card, this probably does not help, i will upgrade later, but why would Sonar run with lower latency than cubase?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
God bless,
-mark :D


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14 years 9 months

unclejemima Tue, 02/27/2007 - 07:24
Thank you for the reply.
Yes, i know the soundcard is a weakpoint. I am getting an Alesis IO26, running it into my firewire card. Do i still have to upgrade my soundcard if i use the Alesis IO26 to run the audio?

I have tried adjusting the buffers, with no real success, but i am unsure as of how to properly change them. Any tips?

Its still weird that Sonar is running it better than cubase?!

I greatly appreciate any advice,
Thank you,