Lag-free hardware specs for Amplitube

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by RaistMagus, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. RaistMagus

    RaistMagus Member

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    I'm going to get me an audio interface and I'd like to know what are the minimum hardware requirements so I can use Amplitube without any lag.

    Is the lag affected by the PC's specs, by the interface or both?
     
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    It's not the hardware that causes latency, it's the computer, software and the quality of the ASIO driver. It's all in how low you can set the buffer. There is a ridiculous amount of information on the web about minimizing audio latency.

    Like this one: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan05/articles/pcmusician.htm
     
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    Thanks for the link, I read that article and then some more. Lots of good information!

    What I would like to know (to avoid the trial-and-error process) is if it is possible to have live sound with a laptop, an audio interface and amplitube-like software or if I need other modelling hardware for this.
     
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    It is possible to use that as a live rig. Just add a direct box to get into the PA or a powered speaker to be mic'd.

    Many variables in using a computer live. If it locks up, you're done until it reboots and you get everything running again.

    Maybe a modeling amp like a Peavey Vypyr or Fender Mustang would work for you?
     

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