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 Destroyer of Eardrums!!!

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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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    SeaGtGruff I meant to play that note! Moderator

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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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