[LAU] Arch Wiki Professional_audio

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Mar 30 12:17:29 UTC 2017

On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:16:52 +0200, Joakim Hernberg wrote:
>On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:06:46 +0200 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> the Wiki [ https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Professional_audio ]
>> opens with...
>> ...followed by an unrealistic claim about grotesque low latency.  
>What is unrealistic about 1 - 5ms latency?

See my very short argumentation at

Discussing the Wiki page should be done there.

Please care about the details in the context. 

I don't claim that it is impossible, I only point out that on most
computers those are not common latencies when doing advanced audio/MIDI
productions, especially if you take into account, that the Wiki about
"Professional audio" recommends to use 3 periods/buffer for onboard

We should bring into line the content of the Wiki with it's title.

Low latency is even not necessarily a target of professional audio.
For some live tasks, as well as for using the Linux computer as a
stomp box it is. For professional hard disc recording OTOH it's
completely irrelevant as long as you aren't doing software monitoring
with your onboard audio for "Professional audio".

However, this is a completely unimportant point. If you read the
discussion section I opened or just the Wiki, you would notice this and
you could see that I made a few valid points or at least ask for

I didn't removed it from the Wiki, I only removed one completely
irrelevant hint and provisorily added a short, incomplete statement
about MIDI jitter and a section for mailing lists, just adding the most
important list, this one.


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