[ardour-users] Effects and latency

ross at lug.udel.edu ross at lug.udel.edu
Sat May 14 12:44:27 PDT 2005

On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 09:01:12AM -0400, Joseph Dell'Orfano wrote:
> I would like to record a wet track with some software plugins. But
> obviously when I monitor this, there is a fair bit of latency (I use a
> decent sized buffer with Jack to avoid xruns).

How big is your buffer?  I have an Athlon 1800MHz and a Delta44, and I
can run jack with -p 256 -n 2 rock solidly.  Very occasional xruns
happen with -p 128 -n 2 when unexpected things happen on the system.
At -p 256 -n 2, I can play live and monitor software and it's not
distracting at all.

> 5) stop being stupid and record all tracks dry and add the
> effects later.

I like this option if the buffer reduction doesn't work for you.  No
extra investment, no real change to your recording practice - it easy,
and I'm lazy!

Ross Vandegrift
ross at lug.udel.edu

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