Buffer/Mixing question

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2018/09/30 23:19:13 (permalink)

Buffer/Mixing question

Do you guys change your buffer size after you’ve finished tracking? In other words, do you increase the buffer size when you start mixing?

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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Buffer/Mixing question 2018/10/01 00:45:36 (permalink)
    I don't. I monitor through my interface as I'm tracking, so latency isn't an issue for me.
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    Re: Buffer/Mixing question 2018/10/01 01:47:29 (permalink)
    I do alter the buffer depending on what I'm doing.

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    Re: Buffer/Mixing question 2018/10/01 09:45:54 (permalink)
    I often do, depending on what's in the project.

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    Re: Buffer/Mixing question 2018/10/01 15:28:45 (permalink)
    I keep my buffers at the maximum all the time. With my current interface, that's 2048. My previous interface could go to 16384, which was excessive so I never put it higher than 4096.
     
    I get away with this because latency is not a concern. My process was developed long ago when computers just weren't powerful enough to bring latency down low enough, and still serves me well.
     
    I monitor live audio input through the interface, so there's no appreciable latency.
     
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    Re: Buffer/Mixing question 2018/10/01 17:07:19 (permalink)
    bitflipper
    I keep my buffers at the maximum all the time. With my current interface, that's 2048. My previous interface could go to 16384, which was excessive so I never put it higher than 4096.
     
    I get away with this because latency is not a concern. My process was developed long ago when computers just weren't powerful enough to bring latency down low enough, and still serves me well.
     
    I monitor live audio input through the interface, so there's no appreciable latency.
     
    I do not play soft synths in real time. I do, however, use a lot of soft synths and samplers and always play every part in real time on a keyboard. I manage that by using an outboard synthesizer that I can hear in real time. After recording the performance, I'll then re-route the recorded MIDI to a soft synth or sample library.




    Wow, I do the exact opposite! My buffers are down as far as they go, which is around 45 I think (the 1st gen Focusrite settings have really odd settings).
     
    Only in rare cases do I need to up it due to latency.
     

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    Re: Buffer/Mixing question 2018/10/02 13:09:04 (permalink)
    Yes,  I track at 256 which is as low as my computer can tolerate and then bump up to 1024 for mixing.

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    Re: Buffer/Mixing question 2018/10/04 21:36:09 (permalink)
    My buffers are down to 128 or so..
    I don't change anything when i go to mix. 
    Haven't had to in a while.
     

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