View Full Version : Oxygen-8 and Latency
12-11-2002, 12:24 AM
Hey i'm currently using an Oxygen-8 synth through Sonar 2.0 XL and i'm getting horrible Latency. I'm using a stock soundcard with WinXP and a P4 and upgrading is NOT an option right now. Any suggestions?
12-11-2002, 01:44 AM
Yeah. Upgrade. The latency is between the sound card drivers and your PCs capabilities. Better drivers (usually come with better sound cards) and a faster processor will eat up the latency.
12-11-2002, 10:56 AM
So you are trying to tell me that my P4 really means nothing in this situation? Is there any FREE way to solve this issue, or at least a free way to lesson the latency? I know a soundcard would be good, but I just spent a TON of money on audio equipment for the Holidays, and a new soundcard isn't in my forseeable future. Thanks.
12-11-2002, 12:01 PM
Make sure you have the most recent drivers for your soundcard.
If it's a "pro-sumer" model like a Creative Labs Audigy, there may be
ASIO (low latency) drivers available that will help remedy the problem.
Basically low latency is one of the things that you are paying for in the high-end
sound cards. You're running windows XP, so try to find an optimization guide for it.
You'll want to disable any strange background processes, any task tray programs, screen savers, desktop wallpaper. Disconnect any unused USB devices (joysticks, scanners, ect). Try running everything like this, if the issue is related to the processor, that should fix it. If it's just the card latency (which is probably more likely) then the only fix is a low latency sound card. You could get something like the MAudio Audiophile 24/96 for about $150.
It has ASIO and GSIF drivers for XP and you'd get a copy of Gigastudio24 that you could use with your Oxygen 8.
I realize that doesn't help much if you don't have the cash now...sorry.
12-11-2002, 02:08 PM
What Arbiter said. The P4 can be a big factor, but it can only do as much as the drivers are capable of. I highly recommend the Audiophile for XP and Win2000 PCs that need MIDI and analog I/O.
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