MIDI Keyboard Latency in USB Connection


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I'm about to buy Nektar Impact LX61+.

Do I come across any Latency (Delay) problem when I connect it to the computer via USB.

Computer
ASUS N552
OS : Windows 10
CPU : Intel 6700HQ
RAM : 16GB
HDD : Samsung 750 EVO
DAW : Cubase 9
 
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happyrat1

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It will depend entirely on what soft synths and VSTi plugins you will be running and how much crap is loaded and resident on your computer.

No one can predict a latency problem before plugging in a MIDI keyboard.

Gary ;)
 
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One factor is the sound card in your computer or interface-- or rather the audio driver. If you don't have a sound card with its own ASIO or similar audio drivers, you can install the free ASIO4ALL driver-- it isn't a true ASIO driver, just an emulation of ASIO, but it helps a lot. I had horrible latency on my computer-- I'd hit a key on my MIDI controller and it would take a very noticeable half second before the computer played the note-- but ASIO4ALL took care of that.

Another factor is the buffer size you're using in your DAW or virtual instruments-- you want a smaller buffer rather than a larger one so the audiio data doesn't get held up waiting for the buffer to be filled.
 

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