Please Help!

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by meltdown, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. meltdown

    meltdown Guest

    I've got this strange situation. I have to configure a PC with Xp and a M-Audio audiophile card and Reason. When i set the buffers at 128 all is fine. No latency. I let the Pc sit for one hour and try the controller keyboard again. Bang! The latency is unbelieveable, like 1 second! So i quit Reason and start it up again. Voila no latency. Let it sit for a while and the latency increases again. What is happening here?
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Interesting...sounds like a drift of internal clock of some sort.

    Can you give us the specifics of the machine and what you have done to it?

  3. meltdown

    meltdown Guest

    Hi Opus,

    Didn't you use to be on the Tascam US428 site?
    I'm a Mac guru, heheh. Don't know much about pc's.
    The machine isn't mine. I have to configure it by tomorrow for a client of mine. I'm not near it right now so i can't try it now. It looks like an Amd with A-open Via board.
    I did disable the screensaver. Could this problem be related to powersaving functions in XP?
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Yup...the 428 forum is what led me to here!

    Chris had posted on the Tascam forums that they were looking for moderators and so I said hey, why the hell not! Now look at me.....couple thousand plus posts later and I'm :D
  5. BrockStapper

    BrockStapper Guest

    is anything else open? could something be leaking ram possibly? very strange that it would work fine and then have problems when idle (although that could be a hint that it IS a powersaving or background task issue such as maintenance scheduling... as it would wait for inactivity to kick in...).
  6. meltdown

    meltdown Guest

    Powersaving settings do not solve it.
    It's driving me nuts.
    How is it possible that the latency increases in time?
    After 10 minutes of working the latency is increasing.
    Buffersettings are 128.
    After 30 minutes the latency is increased to 0.5 sec!
    When Reason is relaunched all is well for 5 minutes.
    What a pain.
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Is hibernation mode turned on?

  8. meltdown

    meltdown Guest

    I turned hybernation mode off like you said in the faq.
    Doesn't make a difference. I let it sit there for 3 hours.
    Latency is about 2 seconds! It progresses in time.
    In the 20 years of computering i never encountered such a strange thing.

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