Acceptable Latency???

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Music_for_life, May 24, 2012.

  1. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    I am recording and the focusrite usb asio driver detects an Imput Latency of 22.667 ms and an output latency of 33.333 ms ...
    Is this acceptable for recording???
  2. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    That is a lot of latency. You should be able to reasonably
    get under 10 ms in/ 10 ms out with most interfaces but I haven't used yours.
    You can work with it but would probably fair best monitoring the input pre- recording (if your software allows. This is commonly referred to as zero latency monitoring). For overdubs, do the same. You will still need to nudge the audio forward to match the input latency amount on overdubs post recording, in order to be correctly in time with the tracks you are dubbing to.
  3. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    1 ms = speed of sound for 1 ft

    So 55 ms would be like standing 55 ft from the speaker.

    If you're doing VST effects then this may be some trouble.
    If you're just recording and not listening to the processing then it can be a bother.

    I agree, that seems high, and 10 to 20ms would be more comfortable (same as 10 to 20 feet from the speaker)

    As get mentioned many times, Start with CD quality to record. 44.1khz 16bit
    And your computer works less. Set the buffer to a smaller size and see what this gets you. Play with these settings.

    Read the dpc latency checker page top to bottom, it could be something else in your computer using up the CPU.
  4. When you record, turn off your anti-virus program. You may be able to lower your ASIO buffer to reduce latency. Also, if your using Win Vista, go into
    Control Panel --> System --> Advanced System Settings --> Performance settings --> click "Adjust for Best Performance"

    This is a good start to reducing latency. The majority of latency comes from the computer and not the interface.
  5. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    I have a netbook hp mini....due for that the latency???
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Netbooks aren't exactly known for their speed. What are you actually running for memory/processor/OS/etc?
  7. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    Its an HP mini 110-3500,
    Windows® 7 Starter original 32 bit
    Intel® Atom™ N455
    • 1,66 GHz, FSB de 667 MHz

    2 gb RAM
    Ranuras de memoria
    110-3519la: 1 DIMM
    110-3550la: 1 ranura de memoria accesible para usuarios

    SATA de 250 GB (7200 rpm)
  8. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    You really should go to the dpc latency checker site and do everything there

    Just running msconfig and rebooting with all the extra crap turned off may show you if the thing is going to work at all.
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