How can I test latency

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Cees, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Cees

    Cees Guest

    :( I'm troubled with latancy while recording. I can use direct monitoring but then i can't here the effects while recording. I managed to bring down the latency a lot already, but for optimizing i need some sort of latency test. How do I test latency? is there any software available. Help is very much appreciated.
  2. gripaublau

    gripaublau Guest

    I've got cubase SX on pc, and it shows U latency in and out in numbers. I am sure other programs do, but this works, in devices/multitrack recording.
    U could get a trial or something
    Good luck!
  3. Kswiss

    Kswiss Guest

    a lot of times the effects cause the latency. Make sure you don't have efx inserted on the master bus, and try not to insert them at least on the channels your recording. Even so depending on your computer unless you are running a whole lot of effects it should cause a huge problem. If its a PC make sure that you are using the right ASIO drivers for your interface, if its set to the default windows one you will have massive latency problems.

  4. AmoAudio

    AmoAudio Guest

    the main culprit of latency is the hardware buffer size of whatever software you are using. if you haven't already tried this, go to the audio drivers menu, or playback engine, or something like that (depending on the software) and change it from 1024 samples (usually the default) to 512, or even 256. the smaller the better.

    this will affect how many plugins you can run and it also requires more power from the computer, but its the way to get less latency. then simply crank it up all the way for mixing to get the max plugin count.
  5. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    If you are using Cubase, David French posted a great, excellent article on how to fine tune your settings for both mixing and recording on this site. (either under daws or digital audio recording, can't remember)

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