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E-MU 0404

0404, Internal PCI/ISA Sound Card from E-MU.

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EMU 0404 Soundcard with Cubase SX - 20ms Latency!

 
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LiverAndBacon

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1 Posted on 04/24/2006 at 03:19:57Direct link to this post
Hi all,

I know you've seen this problem a hundred times, but I've tried just about everything recommended and I can't reduce the latency on my sound card. Ok, here's the deal:

1. I bought a pro sound card - the EMU 0404 in the hope that the latency would be reduced.
2. When running the ASIO control panel from within Cubase, if I select anything less than 20ms, I get pops and crackles in my playback!
3. My PC has 1280MB RAM and a 2.8 Celeron Processor.

I thought I had enough here to minimize latency, but still it's no good!
I have also installed onto a clean Windows XP, SP2 OS with minimal services running, etc. but can't get it down.

Surely I should be able to get a latency less than 20ms??
If anyone could offer any advice on what to try next, I would be genuinely grateful!!

Many thanks in advance!

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2 Posted on 04/26/2006 at 09:23:22Direct link to this post
Have you updated the drivers and patchmix to 1.81 and 1.82, respectively? You might want to check on Emu optimization tips here.

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3 Posted on 04/26/2006 at 09:00:33Direct link to this post
Thank you so much for your reply! There is some excellent info here.
I will give these things a try.

Yes, my patchmix and drivers and been updated to the latest versions!

I'll let you know how I get on!!

Thanks again!!

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4 Posted on 04/26/2006 at 19:52:12Direct link to this post
You might also want to visit an unofficial Emu help site. Check my sig.

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5 Posted on 04/27/2006 at 01:23:33Direct link to this post
Well, I think the problem is sorted - XP is now well optimized and running like a dream.
I then got the latency down to 10ms with the occassional crackle.
It turned out that the effect I was using on one of the guitar (audio) tracks was using 45% CPU!

That, combined with the low latency load on the CPU was causing it to top out and the audio would crackle!
I have removed the effect (for now) and can now drop the latency to 5ms. Hurray!!

Thanks for your help and cheers for the link!
I shall be frequenting this forum I think...!!

Thanks again,

Nathan.
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