Midi lag - bought new computer and didn't fix it.

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by jaybar, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. jaybar

    jaybar Active Member

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    Jun 12, 2007
    Location:
    Willow Spring, NC
    Hello everyone. I've got a Tascam US-144 and a Studiologic midi controller. All I'm trying to accomplish right now is to get my Midi controller to play piano sounds so I can learn to play. So I'm not using any recording software right now. I used to have a P4, 1GB Ram, IDE HD, Win XP computer and was using CVPiano software that came with the Tascam. I didn't notice the lag initially but when my piano player friend came by he could not play because of the delay. Now I can notice it. I had my settings as they are supposed to be (Background services priority, low latency). Anyway I figured it was my computer so I picked up a monster computer. Windows 7, 4GB DDR2 Ram, AMD Phenom Quad, 2 SATA drives (one for applications and one for recordings.) the delay is still there! I can get to Low Latency (not lowest because it starts to pop). Oh also, I am not using CVPiano because it does not work with Win7 so I found a freeware piano sequencer called Midipiano.
    So:
    1) No other applications running.
    2) High end computer
    3) US-144 on Low Latency
    4) Processing priority set to Background Services
    5) Very latest US-144 drivers.

    I'm not sure if the problem is with the Tascam, Studiologic Midi Controller, or computer.
    Thank you for the help!
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    Are you monitoring with headphones? From the US-144 or from the midi keyboard?
     
  3. jaybar

    jaybar Active Member

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    Location:
    Willow Spring, NC
    I am monitoring through the US-144 and powered speakers.
     

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