02-26-2013 12:41 PM
When I route my midi triggers (from keyboard) via the Tascam FW-1082 firewire devide (to cubase essential4), the note appear in cubase after a long delay, almost half a second after i played them.
Anyone knows how to fix this midi latency with cubase and FW-1082 ?
02-26-2013 01:27 PM
play half a second before the time
seriously, you can't fix that when you have the fastest drivers installed,
but in case you have a slow drivers installed,
then you can fix it by installing a faster driver
02-26-2013 01:35 PM - edited 02-26-2013 01:37 PM
oh, I remember one cause, that is when your music program receives all 16 MIDI CHANNELS at once,
turn 15 channels off, and use only CHANNEL 1 at your music program
02-27-2013 03:39 AM
a good MIDi latency is about 7 millisecond
or the devices aren't properly set, means there are many factors which can cause a unacceptable latency, not only Cubase itself, but the computer - Cubase chooses the ideal MIDI setting automatically
02-28-2013 07:09 AM
Using some virtual instruments and/or midi effects tracking can cause major delay too. If you have the option, try and track with general midi voices. You can always go back and change the patches later mixing for anything you want. I have an older version of Cubase I used to do midi stuff with. It may only be for audio tracks, but If I remember right, the sliders need to be turned all the way down on the tracks armed to record. Otherwise you hear the processed signal which can have allot of delay.
In my case, the cheaper Yamaha keyboards I use has built in voices and an analog line level out. I can use that to get zero latency monitoring if needed. If your computer is slow, and you only have a midi keyboard, you may want to get a midi voice module for monitoring the keys and just loop the midi signal through it so you have an analog voice to monitor. (Or like Rudy says, just get a quad core computer that can monitor near real time)
You can also get high speed midi interfaces if its the firewire that's the bottleneck.
Cubase also sets up for optimal analog audio when you first install it. You may be able to change the latency and buffer settings for decreased latency for midi only. Once the midi tracks are done you can set it back for tracking analog audio.
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