need more latency time: possible to increase buffer size above driver limits (on weak CPU)?

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837 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:59 am

A trick I use in Studio One when mixing is to change the Sample Rate to 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz in Song Setup. Studio One downsamples on the fly non-destructively, so it will cut CPU use in half while leaving the actual audio files untouched.

Just make sure to change the Sample Rate back to 96.0 kHz or 192.0 kHz or whatever you use before you record new audio or Export Mixdown.

I don't know if any other DAWs can do this, but I know Cubase can't. (Cubase will destructively convert all of your audio files to the lower sample rate offline.)

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389 posts since 29 Apr, 2019

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:00 am

Something to make note of.
Higher buffer size will require more than 44.1/48khz
For some flipping reason when I set my stuff low and buffer high it has clicks and pops untill I go up to like 96+

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443 posts since 4 Dec, 2019

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:36 pm

Oh my God, oh my God! It was the RAM. I just did it! :wheee:
I swapped the RAM chips (laptop 2 vs. laptop 1) and boom!
This means a big step ahead for me.
Whoever reads this and has the same problem:
If you have a laptop and use Serum, listen, you need to have 4 GB of RAM.
3 GB won't suffice at all! Theat's where the crackling sounds really come from. It's not your CPU! Even as little as 2 GHz Duo Core will be enough. It's the RAM!
It works in Cubase, with normal latency times and everything... :pray:
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30494 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:43 pm


4407 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:12 pm

BertKoor wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:23 am
Have you tried Reaper?

No joke: it's the most CPU efficient DAW on the block.
Not as efficient as logic on M1

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