Acoustica Greg wrote:...Note: latency only matters if you need to do overdubbing (listening to previous tracks while recording new tracks).
Eh? You're saying that having effects on other tracks (i.e., other than the one you are recording on) causes latency?Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,
Lots of people want to listen to the other tracks with effects when they record a new track, and they don't like it when there is a lag in the audio.
geobee wrote:Probably computer lagging could kick in maybe?
jlouvar wrote:The more tracks, processing, etc used the harder the computer has to work.
aj113 wrote:jlouvar wrote:The more tracks, processing, etc used the harder the computer has to work.
That's a separate issue, not related to latency. Latency is specifically the time it takes for A/D D/A conversion to take place in the interface.
jlouvar wrote:So its impossible (no matter what) for a digital input (no conversion) to have latency?
aj113 wrote:Latency refers to what you are hearing compared to what you are playing. If you play a note but there is a 10ms delay before you actually hear it, then there is too much latency. This happens when you are passing audio through the DAW - usually because you want the DAW to process the sound in some way, for example using a keyboard to drive Pianissimo, or playing a guitar through Mixcraft's Shred amp.
The delay (latency) happens because the interface has to convert to digital and then back to analogue after you have played the note, so that you can hear the note you are playing, and in order to do that, RAM buffers are used, which inevitably affect the time used for the conversion process.
Inputs - digital or otherwise - do not have latency per se. Latency is a result of passing live audio through the DAW.
jlouvar wrote:...Tracks, processing, etc are converted during playback too... Yes, no?
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