Need help with latency!

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  1. jmecale72

    jmecale72 Member

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    I started recording last night and about half way through the song, I started having latency problems, so much so that I had to cut the recording session short. Is there any way to fix these problems. I've tried cleaning up my computer by getting rid of any unnecessary files and have deleted programs that I don't use. Any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Audioholic

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    Check for something like a buffer setting an reduce it. What program are you using?
     
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    I am using Cubase AI4
     
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    download the DPC latency tool and see what it says. Could be a hardware or IRQ conflict
     
  5. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Any scheduled tasks running in the background?
     
  6. jamesie

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    which audiocard to you use?
     
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    More informations is needed. Computer specs (CPU, Ram, HDD), OS, Audio Interface, Track Count, Plugin Count, etc.

    Also are you recording to the same drive as the OS? Any other programs open?
     
  8. jmecale72

    jmecale72 Member

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    No other tasks running at the time...


    Toshiba Satellite L355/ Genuine Intel 585 @ 2.16 GHz/ 3.00 RAM/ 32 bit system/ Service pack 2/ Windows Vista Home Basic

    Yamaha Audiogram 6 interface/ Cubase AI4/ about 10 tracks on the particular song I'm working on now/ Plug in count about 12


    Also are you recording to the same drive as the OS? Any other programs open?

    Yes...using the same drive as OS/ No other programs running
     
  9. Audioholic

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    Def want to record to a separate drive.
     
  10. jmecale72

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    So I assume this can be accomplished by using an external hard drive?
     
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    How many services are you running? With that much limited hardware, you'd be better off running Windows XP SP2. Vista is a resource hog, especially when you're using only 3gb of ram.

    I would try to disable and/or set to manual any unneeded services that your laptop doesn't need. If you need help, post all the services that your laptop is running and I can tell you what you can safely disable.
     
  12. Celticdave

    Celticdave Seeker Gold Supporting Member

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    Most recording software/hardware setups need at least 4Gb of RAM to function smoothly if not being driven hard with two many inputs being brought in simultaneously. You can get RAM pretty cheap and it's a simple install on most laptops.

    Also, I'm assuming you're recording via USB...?
     
  13. jmecale72

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    You are correct sir!
     
  14. Celticdave

    Celticdave Seeker Gold Supporting Member

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    With 3Gb of RAM and using USB, you're going to experience latency. You might be better off using a metronome, counting it in, and then syncing the takes up.

    I just put together a "new" recording rig to work on my next EP/album. I'm using a MacBook Pro (8Gb RAM), Yamaha N12 via FireWire, Glyph external HD via FireWire and Pro Tools 10. So far, I'm loving the simplicity. I ran it through GarageBand as well with what I thought were great results considering the platform.

    I highly suggest bumping up your RAM as a first remedy - it's cheap and your computer will run faster all around.
     
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    Make sure there are no plugins on the master buss. Turn off any CPU intensive plugins. Knock down the buffers on the hardware to at least 256.

    Correcting those two things should help.
     

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