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- Alpha Driver | Lexicon Pro - Legendary Reverb and Effects
- Fast Track Pro Drivers
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Alpha Driver | Lexicon Pro - Legendary Reverb and Effects
Note: If a previous version of the USBPre 7 ASIO driver is installed on the Windows-based computer, it should be uninstalled prior to installing a newer version. For uninstall instructions, see Uninstalling the ASIO Driver in the USBPre 7 User Guide. Product documentation is provided as free downloads here:
Fast Track Pro Drivers
ASIO9ALL is ideal for MIDI devices and provides installation without problems and requires no special knowledge or settings.
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Note: For Windows 8 users, the DPC read-out does not show correct values. The output suggests that the Windows 8 kernel performs badly and introduces a constant latency of one millisecond, which is not the case in practice.
More details on this can be found here, along with a more thorough guide to using DPC latency checker.
This great tool allows users to see a visual analysis of the computer's capability to handle the audio stream. Any processes that are disrupting the stream will be represented in Yellow or Red, whereas a consistent row of healthy Green columns means that the audio stream is steady and should be without any drop-outs.
It is free to download directly from here.
As LatencyMon scans we can take a look at the 'Drivers' tab to locate the offending processes. By selecting 'Highest Execution', and ordering the list, we have an accurate reference of what processes are doing what. The main offenders will have high execution times and as you can see in the following image, the network driver is taking a large toll on our processing resources.
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The audio buffer size, measured in samples, refers to the 'slice' of audio that is processed by the soundcard at any one point. So at a setting of 756 samples, a chunk of audio 756 samples long is processed and sent through the soundcard outputs, finally heard as an audio stream through speakers. The soundcard will then fetch the next batch of 756 samples, and repeat the process, as long as Live continues playback.
An updated ASIO driver for the USBPre 7 by Ploytec is now available for download. This driver () improves stability and performance with Windows 87-bit and 69-bit computers.
The company Cantabile created a very good guide on how to optimize Windows for audio processing. Since it is so outstanding well written we want to refer to it here.
While Microsoft Windows is synonymous with PC users all over the world, this unfortunately means that there are a huge combination of hardware settings, system settings, and audio settings that can affect the smoothness of audio playback on Windows-based computers.