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Old 2012-01-31, 05:57
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Question Audio Latency.

Hey Guys! Long time no see.
Don't know if anyone remembers me, but it's great to back!

I recently got a Reason 6 upgrade, and I love it! Only one problem: I'm having an audio latency issue.

I'm using an audio interface by the name of: Focusrite Saffire 6 usb.

I've updated the drivers for it and all that, but I'm still having some latency.
Midi works fine and is on point in terms of timing, the audio is just not. I changed the buffer size too but that didn't help much. And I unplugged the usb to different inputs on the computer, and that's another issue all on it's own. I have everything set up the way I need it to be, but the only problem is the latency.

Sorry if this post is kinda vague. And thanks for any help you guy's can give me.

Sincerely,

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Old 2012-01-31, 05:58
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If OS specs are important too, please let me know.

I'm running Mac os X 10.5
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Old 2012-01-31, 10:56
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you should get the latency that is displayed in your audio settings in reason, what buffer size did you set and how much latency does it show??
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Old 2012-01-31, 14:31
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First I set it to 512, then to 258 I believe. I'm sure by what you mean when you say "How much latency does it show"? Would that section be under the buffer settings?
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Old 2012-12-05, 00:26
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I'm having the same problems...I'm having to move everything that is not audio forward by 56 ticks with the groove mixer, which works, but is not ideal. Basically the latency means that I can't listen to programmed MIDI in my headphones because it will be out of sync. Any ideas any Reason 6 users out there?
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Old 2012-12-05, 00:35
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If you enable software monitoring then your audio will be "off" with the amount of latency that you hear. Meaning if you play so that what you hear through the software monitoring is correct then it will be correct later too. If you disable software monitoring it should record the audio at the moment you play it (relative to what reason plays at that moment). So it should be correct if you have direct monitoring though your interface.

Reason can only really control its own processing buffer, which should be small enough at 128samples. What the audio interfaces driver etc. add is outside the control of Reason. With software monitoring no audio interface really gets below 8ms real latency.
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Old 2013-01-13, 23:02
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My problem is that I like Reason's audio quality better than simply my interface. I'm using an Alesis io2 interface for audio, and when I record in GarageBand, my nice acoustic guitar sounds a bit less than flattering. It sounds much better with Reason's automatic monitoring turned on, but it lags, so it's off compared to the rest of the instruments. I can turn the monitoring off, but that seems to lower the quality, and I can hear the difference. It solves the latency issue, but leaves the guitar sounding less than what it could it since it's going straight through the interface. Any ideas?
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Old 2013-01-13, 23:04
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Any help with audio latency?

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My problem is that I like Reason's audio quality better than simply my interface. I'm using an Alesis io2 interface for audio, and when I record in GarageBand, my nice acoustic guitar sounds a bit less than flattering. It sounds much better with Reason's automatic monitoring turned on, but it lags, so it's off compared to the rest of the instruments. I can turn the monitoring off, but that seems to lower the quality, and I can hear the difference. It solves the latency issue, but leaves the guitar sounding less than what it could it since it's going straight through the interface. Any ideas?
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 2013-01-13, 23:06
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My problem is that I like Reason's audio quality better than simply my interface. I'm using an Alesis io2 interface for audio, and when I record in GarageBand, my nice acoustic guitar sounds a bit less than flattering. It sounds much better with Reason's automatic monitoring turned on, but it lags, so it's off compared to the rest of the instruments. I can turn the monitoring off, but that seems to lower the quality, and I can hear the difference. It solves the latency issue, but leaves the guitar sounding less than what it could it since it's going straight through the interface. Any ideas?
Well your best chance is to go down as much as you can in the driver settings (if any) and buffer settings in reason without crackles. It might be you can just about run the effects you need for the guitar then but then you have to bounce and record only that live and mix with larger buffer settings. Also check your DPC latency with tools like DPC latency test (http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml) and latency mon: (http://www.resplendence.com/latencymon) if you are on windows.
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