I noticed that no matter what I set the CI2 buffer size too, and what the numbers in cubase say, the latency I am hearing is the same. Another thing I noticed is this new driver called 'high definition audio device'. I tried to delete it but it re-installs itself.
sycophant wrote:USB is not suitable for professional audio.
JClosed wrote:Have you by any chance installed a new video card? I know it sounds strange, but newer cards that use/have an hdmi output also channel sound trough that connection. This is that mysterious "high defenition" sound device. I suspect it is the case, because the Nvidia card I have (altough not an ASUS, but an MSI) also uses that high defenition audio output. Keep in mind that some motherboards have an on-board graphic "card" that can have an hdmi output too. Sometimes you than have to disable not only the primary sound device, but also the high-definition sound device.
I have no idea how to disable this hardware if you do not use an on-board card, because in that case it is not configurable in the motherboard BIOS. However - in my case I just choose my (focusrite) ASIO driver in stead of an high defenition (or any other) device from the pull-down menu in the device setup, and have no latency problem at all..
If you keep having problems you can try looking up the high definition device in the device manager and than just put an check in "do not use this device". Do not remove the device, because it will be re-initialised at reboot. Just disable it, and Windows will not "see" the device any longer.
plectrumboy wrote:Your screenshot shows Asio Guard is activated. Try turning it off. This may have defaulted to on with your Cubase upgrade.
sidfrancis wrote:Are you shure you did not unintentionally insert a Plugin, for example a linear phase EQ that causes latency on the system? This additional latency is NOT reported in the window you showed, there you only see the latency of the soundcard. I just tested it with the LP10 EQ which causes about 50-80msec latency but that window further showed 8.7ms latency.
In playback you will hardly notice it and may work a bit with the changed system but as soon as you start to do things live you notice the mess... My first aid in these cases: deactivate the plugs one by one.
Hope that helped a bit.
noiseboyuk wrote:sycophant wrote:USB is not suitable for professional audio.
What absolute rubbish.
Couldn't let that pass unchallenged. Anyway, like others, I strongly suspect that the issue isn't 7.5.1. I had some problems recently and it was a slow problem tracking it down using LatencyMon and DPC Latency checker. It took several hours but in my case I isolated it to the Blu Ray drive, which was quietly going nuts in the background. Unbelievably (and this really is unbelievable, I would never have believed it if it hadn't happened to me), merely putting a disc in made all the problems vanish completely.
Funny things, computers.
Using 7.5.1 and 23gb of template on VE Pro 4 I was on 1024, now its a very very comfortable 256 (7ms in each direction) - I could easily go lower, but that latency is easily good enough for me and I'd rather have it running with plenty of horsepower to spare.
CappacinoKid wrote:As I said before the latency I hear stays the same no matter how I set things in Cubase.
sycophant wrote:CappacinoKid wrote:As I said before the latency I hear stays the same no matter how I set things in Cubase.
Precisely the reason you should consider an internal soundcard.
P.S. I will check out that LatencyMon program (could not view your image).
noiseboyuk wrote:OK, good - looks like your system generally is ok. If you're hearing half a second when its reporting 11ms, then clearly something is wildly amiss within Cubase. Maybe it is something specifically to do with 7.5.1, but AFAIK no-one else has reported an issue like this so if it is it must be very configuration-specific.
If you've disabled all other soundcards and its made no difference, you could try swapping to Asio4all drivers (free download). They're pretty good, and it will isolate if its a specific driver compatibility problem to do with the C12 and Cubase (which would be ironic if it was). I do know that Steinberg hardware doesn't have the greatest reputation for drivers, so it's not impossible I guess.
You can safely ignore the generic internal soundcard advice, as you've experienced its perfectly possible to get consistent, excellent results via USB from a solid manufacturer.
Good luck, keep us posted.