What is the best procedure to set up a DAW to automatically compensate for latency and how do you get the least amount of latency without clicks
I had been DAWless for a few years and I seem to have forgotten how to set up the automatic latency compensation. I used to have a standard procedure for setting this but I seem to have forgotten what it was. Since I'm asking this, I might as well add a question about how you set a DAW up for minimum latency because I believe both should be part of the same process
I'm using Cubase and Live but I believe every modern DAW has this function. Essentially what it does is to delay pre-recorded material and VST outputs to sync with signals coming into the analogue audio inputs so that there's no delay (latency) between the two.
Ideally I'm looking for a procedure that can be replicated on any DAW and give automatic sample accurate latency compensation.
There's also a Test section where you can generate a test tone and simulate high CPU usage. I believe this is to help you set the size of the audio buffer before changing the error (latency) compensation but confirmation on this would be appreciated.
I think this could be a helpful question for beginners and users of other DAW software so please make your answers apply to any DAW and make them easy for beginners to follow.