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Re: anyone running @ 64 buffer size?
I'm still trying to figure out how to run at 128 without intermittent pops and crackles. I'm on a macbook white 2g core2duo, 4 gigs of ram with a Duet as the audio interface. I know it can be possible because Per runs his macbook white @ 128 buffer with his RME fireface. I shut off Airport (internet) when I run Bidule, Logic, or Live but I always wonder in the back of my mind if there are other factors involved. I can't afford another computer yet just for audio and I use the macbook for everything so maybe I'm asking for too much. I would love to hear which computer/audio interface combos give reliable latency at a 128 buffer and if that did anything to strip their OS down to accomplish it.
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 11:46 PM, Art Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Good Question, but I don't think the answer is straight forward. I'm running a quad core, but my USB audio interface (a Line6 TonePort) doesn't even allow a 64 setting. While a fast CPU will help with smaller buffer sizes, your audio interface is just as important. A PCI or Firewire interface might allow smaller buffer sizes. The expensive RME interfaces seem to allow very small buffers. Also the "chipset" on the motherboard seems to have an impact on USB and Firewire audio interfaces. It seems to me that the answer depends on your whole setup, not just the CPU.
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 6:14 PM, FRO DIDDLY <email@example.com>
if i can run @ 128 with a dual core, should i be able to run 64 with a quad core? ;oD im sure that logic does not hold its weight, but where does the bottleneck occur for digital audio processing?
i know to use a firewire card with the texas instrument chip set-
i know to avoid the motherboard display output and use a separate video card-
any other tricks?
currently run XP, maybe windows7 would aid in this adventure? i hear its fairly lightweight and resource efficient-
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