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Last post Sat, Mar 07 2015 by VSL, 3 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Mar 05 2015 23:18
by VSL
Joined on Tue, Dec 02 2014, Posts
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"The (latency setting) should either be 0 (which is usually ideal) or a number greater the host buffer size. MIR latency below or equal to the host buffer size will yield sub-par results."

How should I decide between setting the latency to 0 or setting it to some value greater than the host buffer size?

In particular, my host buffer size is 512, and I've had MIR latency set to 512. This has worked fine, but I haven't been driving hard. Now I notice the manual says I shouldn't have MIR latency set to 512, since that's the same as my host buffer size. So as I understand the manual, I should either set the MIR latency to 0 or set it to 1024 (or higher). It's confusing that 0 is an okay setting, 1024 is an okay setting, but VSL advises against 512, which is in between.

Posted on Sat, Mar 07 2015 01:38
by FlorianWalter
Joined on Thu, Sep 20 2007, Vienna / Munich, Posts 125

Originally Posted by: JGilmore Go to Quoted Post

"The (latency setting) should either be 0 (which is usually ideal) or a number greater the host buffer size. MIR latency below or equal to the host buffer size will yield sub-par results."

How should I decide between setting the latency to 0 or setting it to some value greater than the host buffer size?

As long as your project is running fine without drop-outs or too much cpu-load, you should set the MIR latecy to 0. Then your total latency will be defined by the buffer size.

If you need to reduce the processing load, increasing the latency size will help to do that. Setting between zero and the host buffer size do not help in this case, you need to use a value higher than the host buffer size to see any improvement.

As long as you're fine with your total latency and procesing load, you could just stick to your current settings.

best, Florian

Florian Walter
Vienna Symphonic Library GmbH
Posted on Sat, Mar 07 2015 02:43
by VSL
Joined on Tue, Dec 02 2014, Posts
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Thanks. That clears it up for me.

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