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Re: Are there any Firewire Midi-Only Interfaces?

Ah.  What was the original question then?

It's well established that USB1 is not useful for real-time (real-ish)
audio applications.  USB2... I've not had success with it myself, but
I've got a MOTU 828 that serves me well (I think I get a round trip
latency of 14 ms on it) , and an M-Audio Firewire Solo to take to gigs
(though that doesn't actually happen)  I found I had all sorts of
problems when I installed the drivers for an NI USB2 Guitar Rig
Session (purchased as a devilish plan to get Guitar Rig for $100) so I
never actually even tried using it. I know a lot of people seem to do
it, but I've always been told that for continuous streaming data
Firewire still rules.  One issue is that you need to buy something
with a Texas Instruments or Lucent Firewire chipset, as the Richo one
will often not work for some reason.

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 3:19 PM, marcus<nrvana8775@gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is the issue at hand:
> Midi controller -> Firewire = no delay between clicking button and
> triggering a command
> Midi controller -> USB = less than a 1 second delay between click and
> command trigger
> My looping is off because there is a delay between the button click and
> command trigger.
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 4:43 PM, <cpr@musetrap.com> wrote:
>> This might be a good set of steps:
>> 1) hook up both controllers at the same time
>> 2) trigger the same thing with both of them
>> 3) are the results different?
>> 4) do you have other usb devices connected?
>> For debugging, if you are on Windows, you can load up MIDI-Ox and 
>> see the data come in from both devices. can you see a difference in 
>> -cpr
>> Quoting Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>:
>>> Hey - guys, there seems to be some misunderstanding in this thread. It
>>> now looks as Marcus are talking about audio latency - although his
>>> first post gave the impression that he had problems with MIDI latency.
>>> Marcus, maybe you can explain again so people with knowledge can give
>>> accurate advice? ;-)'
>>> Per
>>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:52 PM, marcus<nrvana8775@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm using a rolls midi buddy. It has never caused any sort of delay
>>>> except
>>>> for now, when using USB.
>>>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Mark Sottilaro 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Could the problem be your looper controller?  What are you using?
>>>>> It's surely not your MIDI interface. I remember having to return a
>>>>> midi pedal once... I think it may have been a Yamaha, for this exact
>>>>> reason.  There was a noticeable delay between the time I stepped on
>>>>> the button to the time it transmitted.  Really silly.  Control with 
>>>>> FCB1010 is as close to instantaneous as it gets.