[LAU] latency and hardware monitoring
brent at keycorner.org
Sat Aug 15 20:22:30 EDT 2009
While I'm posting newbie questions...
The Multiface has its own hardware monitoring, its own headphone output,
and its own very thorough digital mixer with all kinds of internal
routing options, all configurable from the HDSPmixer program in Linux.
With this being true...
...does latency even matter? Is there any reason I need to shoot for
low latency at all if the card is providing its own monitoring functions
in hardware? Is there any other benefit in Ardour, Linuxsampler, or
anywhere else really, to having <5ms latency in Jack? Just
wondering...I've been seeing a lot of posts online implying that it's
just a matter of making laying down new tracks over existing material
seem less lagged.
If that's all it is, I'd imagine the system could breathe a bit easier
with less aggressive settings.
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