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VST latency with laptop
#2942696 02/04/20 04:13 PM
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Hello,

I wanted to dabble in using a VST and purchased Garritan CFX but the latency makes is horrible to play along with. Running a Lenovo laptop with MS10, 32GB RAM, Intel Core i7-8750 CPU. The controller is a Casio Privia with a USB cable running right into the laptop using the laptop audio driver. I'm not terribly computer savvy and having trouble troubleshooting this thing, but for now it's useless. Thanks!

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First thing is to look up an ASIO driver (such as ASIO4ALL) and install that. Next, in your Garritan preferences/settings, make sure your buffer is set to 128, 64 or lower, and you can also try increasing the sampling rate to 48.8khz. Whatever settings you choose, make you you don't get clicks/pops/distortions when playing.

That should get you to an acceptablely low latency for real time playing.


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In windows, you can set power options to "high performance". Also make sure you are plugged in. You might turn off the wifi radio. And turn off other programs for best performance.

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Usually people try ASIO4ALL first, and if the latency you get with that is not satisfying, then the alternative is to buy an audio interface.


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There is also a windows native driver called "windows audio exclusive mode", it has, in my laptop, similar performance to ASIO4ALL


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I had similar issues with maschine. Ran is important but my cpu was topping out. There's some graphic somewhere. Improving the buffer as suggested should help but you also need get rid of the cross that is running in the background. Move the graphics demand down. Not an expert these were the tweaks we went through.

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Thank you thank you, all suggestions helped immensely!


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