Latency is something that almost every producer will have encountered at some point - and it can be a real problem. The processing power required to run DAWs and plugins can result in delays between a sound being played and being heard back. These are often small - fractions of a second - but still enough to disrupt your recording due to the time-critical nature of musical performance.
Thankfully, Cubase 10 now has a clever new feature in its mixer - a Latency Monitor option that can be switched on to show you precisely which plugins are causing latency, and how much of it. In this video from the FREE course Cubase 10 100: What's New In Cubase 10?, Joshua Carney shows you how it works, and how Cubase helps you to deal with latency issues.
Josh shows you how to find and activate the latency monitor tool, then demonstrates some examples of real world plugs on individual mixer channels causing delays due to their processing overhead requirements. The good news is that Cubase automatically compensates for latency when playing back a project, so some of the work is done for you. Why then, you may ask, do we need latency monitoring?
Well, by identifying which plugs are more prone to causing latency (typically the more CPU-hungry ones) you can make sure to disable or remove these before attempting any live recording through them - and thus head off any potential recording problems. Before now, you could only get a total latency value for the whole audio I/O of Cubase, with no indication of which plugs were causing the problems. But now, you can find out! This is just one of the cool new features in Cubase 10 - and you can learn about all the others by watching the FREE course using the links below. Dive in today!