1. avatar Craig
    I have a M-audio keystation 88 and i run it through cubase through my pc, but theres a slight delay between playing and hearing the sound through my speakers does anyone know why this is? i run it through USB and not midi would that have anything to do with it?
  2. avatar chrisjedijane
    i've found that sometimes latency can be an issue with USB midi. I've never tried a keystation 88 but my evolution keyboard has the same problem. however....

    the other problem could be your soundcard. what plugins are you using for the sounds? it could be that your soundcard can't handle it (i know the one on my PC certainly cant, esp. when using stuff like the arturia minimoog or native instruments pro-53).

    hope that helps.
  3. avatar comprachio
    buy a mac.... only messin
  4. avatar Pete
    It's most likely an audio latency caused by the sample buffer size set for your soundcard. Any midi latency or USB related latency is likely to be of an order of 5ms and therefore negligible.

    The buffer size is set in the driver settings panel in what ever software you are using, or can be set in some soundcards own audio panel.

    What soundcard are you using? ASIO, DiretX or WDM drivers? If it is an onboard soundcard or something like a Soundblaster Live or Audigy then you will struggle to get it playable.

    You need to the buffer size down to arround 512 samples before the latency becomes liveable and most onboard and cheap soundcards will start glitching long before that.
  5. avatar Numbnut Sounds
    It'll the soundcard thats cuasing the probs.

    Have you a dedicated card or just using the onboard sound?

    If onboard you'll have crap latency (delay)...if you have a card click on the control panel for it (usually down at the clock on your toolbar)...you should be able to adjust it in there...ie reduce the latency time
  6. avatar thebatgranny
    Also, if you have more than one soundcard driver listed in the audio properties box you may want to try all of 'em. I had a VSTi latency problem for ages until I switched from the ASIO driver to the Direct X. only problem is, the Direct X driver goes out of synch when I record audio, so I have to swich them round depending on if I'm recording audio or MIDI.
  7. avatar Craig
    Atm the mo im using the soundcard on the PC. Im afraid your boys mumbo jumbo is quite confusing. I recently bought a m-audio USB soundcard but thats for the purposes of recording guitar. What do i need to get? bairing in mind im on a budget
  8. avatar Numbnut Sounds
    [quote:c2d19b3242="Craig"]Atm the mo im using the soundcard on the PC. Im afraid your boys mumbo jumbo is quite confusing. I recently bought a m-audio USB soundcard but thats for the purposes of recording guitar. What do i need to get? bairing in mind im on a budget[/quote:c2d19b3242]

    Wehn you install a new soundcard (in your case the M-Audio USB thingy), the onboard sound should be disabled and your new card will look after ALL of your sound requirements.

    Are you not running the "output" of your soundcard to your amp/speakers??If not, then maybe you are still running onboard sound :?

    Which card is it out of interest?

    Some argue you get more latency/delay with USB, but to be honest its negligible....im using the M-Audio Ozone and a Roland Midi Keyboard and get none (well, nothing noticeable)

    Try this, look at the bottom right hand hand corner, on your toolbar beside the clock.....there should be a wee black M (the M-Audio logo)

    Click it and it'll bring up a control panel, it "should" have an option to change latency level....slow, medium, fast (i think are options)....adjust them and see if it makes a difference.
  9. avatar Craig
    Thanx ill try it when i get home. ill have to check what sound card it is cant remember what model