Tutorial Request: Vanquishing Latency at All Levels
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:50
There is a lot of discussion on the Logic forums about the causes/effects of latency. Most people seem to think it is a single issue-- when in fact it is not. I think it would be great to do a dedicated segment on combating latency from the standpoint of: -General overview of the types of latency encountered by the DAW owner -Latency vs. Delay (from the DAW's perspective) -Key limitations inherent in Logic 8 -Plug-In delay compensation (PDC)- Truth and Fiction -Low-latency mode- Truth and Fiction -Record Latency (Audio and Midi) -Use of the I/O plugin (and completeing the same tasks without the I/O plugin) -Latency introduced when recording external effects (and how to effectively combat it) -Use of Expert Sleepers' Latency Fixer plugin (and other solutions) -Latency issues encountered by MIDI musicians (in the box) -Latency issues encountered by MIDI musicians (using outboard gear) -Latency issues encountered by Audio musicians -Latency issues encountered by people mixing completely in the box -Latency issues encountered when using Logic Pro plugins -Latency issues encountered by people using 3rd party plugins -Latency issues encountered by people using outboard effects This tutorial would enlighten people to the fact that they are not facing a single latency issue but a number of issues in parallel. It would highlight the fact that each issue needs to be identified and dealt with in order to effectively combat the negative effects. I am not aware of any other resource which has confronted this topic in depth and I think it would be an amazing addition to the growing library of tips and tricks. PS: This is one of the few issues that affects ALL Logic users at a fundamental level.