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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Setting the Right Latency

First off, latency should be adjustable from somewhere within your sound card’s control panel. Now, you may be wondering, Why should I have to adjust latency? Why can’t I just leave it always set to the least amount of latency? The answer is that your system’s limits are based on how you’re using your system. For instance, if you are running a lot of tracks at once, your system has to work harder. This means that your system’s resources are going to be more limited. You should be aware that working with Cubase (or any DAW) is a constant performance “balancing act.” Your computer and sound card have to work pretty hard to achieve ultra-low latency. If you’re running a lot of VST instruments, you’re also pushing the limits ...

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