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Linux music production workflow without a low-latency kernel

Forum suitability: sure, this concerns music production much more than music playing, so it would seem more appropriate here. Generic kernel will make dropouts ("xruns") more likely even when using ...
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Why can't computer software "shift" the recorded audio by whatever the latency is, thereby eliminating any latency in the track?

If you are talking about recording audio, latency is not an issue in 2016. Today, audio interfaces that are designed for multitracking have zero-latency monitoring. The audio input is split and you ...
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How to explain CEntrance Latency Test Utility giving inconsistent results?

I've managed to get consistent results now! ~7ms with 128 samples, ~4ms with 64 samples @ 44100 Hz. I had Audio Out connected into Audio Mic Input port. Now it is connected from Audio Out into ...
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Focusrite & latency & drivers & Win vs Mac

There are all kinds of specific technical answers that you might receive. However, the one general rule that I have found to be true with audio workstation setup is this: some system configurations ...
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Other than buffer size and sample rate, which other variants (hardware and/or software) play a role in latency?

After having a decent hardware system, your bottleneck of latency will be the signal vector size and the IO-buffers of your software. The smaller you can set them, the less latency you will experience ...
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Other than buffer size and sample rate, which other variants (hardware and/or software) play a role in latency?

I'd say "All of the above" SSD/RAID for storage [with appropriate backups on & off-site] I put my most-used sample sets on SSD & also record to it - with backups, of course, as I don't ...
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Why does MIDI over USB appear to often have issues with latency consistency when peripherals such as mouse and keyboard deal with this effortlessly?

It's not the USB MIDI that is where the delay lies, it's the generation and digital to analog conversion of the sound. The amount of data that has to be processed to output a half second of audio is ...
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Capturing 4 audio channels with exactly the same latency?

Well, I can't really say I am a hardware expert, but so far I have never met anyone having issues with inter-channel latency. I have worked on localization projects and everything seemed to work like ...
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Fixing recording issues with Scarlett 2i2 / Procaster

(In my experience) Scarlett products can have some issues automatically switching sample rates, so either Audacity was recording a 48kHz signal at 96kHz or the Scarlett was playing back a 96kHz signal ...
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How to Reduce Latency with ASIO driver?

Hello joshuaronis and welcome to Sound Design SE. Your problem is related to the drivers of your sound card as well as to the capabilities your computer has. Reading the thread from the link you ...
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Capturing 4 audio channels with exactly the same latency?

The simplest way to record 4 channels with near zero latency is with a 4 channel recorder. Either a 4 channel USB interface or a 4 channel recorder like the Tascam DR-70 or Zoom H6. Two other ...
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Capturing 4 audio channels with exactly the same latency?

Most multichannel recording interfaces will have zero latency between adjacent recording channels. Overall latency between input and output might vary between devices, but as for adjacent recording ...
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How to choose the latency for the audio hardware in Adobe Audition?

latency depends on a number of things, but primarily it is determined by your audio hardware driver buffer size. As you increase your buffer size, you do a couple of things: 1 reduce overall CPU ...
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Linux music production workflow without a low-latency kernel

Just give a chance to Ubuntu Studio. All music stuff including low latency kernel are ready to use in this distribution and you can still enjoy all advantages of debian-based distros. I use it for ...
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Procedure for setting up DAW automatic latency compensation

It's a trade-off, so it's not a case of setting it up once and leaving it. In general, lower buffer setting = lower latency = higher CPU load! When recording a live singer or musician, you want your ...
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Why am I experiencing sound drop outs with my audio interface?

I own the UR22 mk2 and had experienced similar problem before updating drivers (win7 64bit). If it's correctly plugged into a USB 2 port (usb 3 is buggy on audio interfaces) It can really be only a ...
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How to explain CEntrance Latency Test Utility giving inconsistent results?

What you interpret as inconsistency is just the normal system behaviour. I would say your results are pretty consistent, considering the normal variance that can occur in a multitasking system running ...
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Latency in plugin while recording MIDI

Most likely it is just your audio output device that is inducing lag. On playback, you wouldn't notice the lag as everything would have the same lag. People are far more sensitive to latency when ...
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