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stupid cubase question

docta seuss

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i haven't used cubase sx in a while, and it used to work fine, but now every time i hit a key, there's a delay of about a second before the note will be played..

the one like simon paul says it could be my soundcard, but i know plenty of people who have worse soundcards than me, yet don't have any problems.

i have a soundblaster live, which although not a great card, is better than the cards of many my assosciates, none of whom have any difficulties. i'm slighty baffled..
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Mike Richards

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First...there's no such thing as a stupid question. If you knew the answer you wouldn't have asked right?

Yeah I think you'll have to change your audio latency setting probably in windows somewhere but I could be wrong


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devices - device panel - vst multitrack - control panel

that should open your soundcard's control panel where you can adjust your buffer size.


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gettin the latency down on an sblive where you don't hear a delay usually results in crackling.. and popping with the audio... the sblive really chokes at low latencies...

for 175 bux or so, you can get a usb audio interface that works great for laptops or desktops when your on a tight budget...
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Go to: http://www.kxproject.com

They're special drivers for SB cards, and I had the same problem with Cubase until I hooked these up.
The latency is the time between when you play a note (or press a key on a VST) and when it is actually heard. Obviously you want this number as low as it can be (so you don't hear a pause), however without the KX drivers SB Live cards have a hard time dealing with low latency rates.

After you install these follow beakers instructions above to open the KX latency control panel.

Hope this helps!

docta seuss

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hey, thanks for the help lads.

when i installed the kx drivers, it got rid of the sb live as an option, and i was left with a series of kx drivers and SiS Wave to choose from for my audio device, but none of these would play any sound, so i had to roll back my drivers to the creative ones.

any ideas on what went wrong¿