[seq] latency


    Oct 07 2018 | 2:14 pm
    Using [seq] I am getting a latency of about 230 ms since I send the Start message to when the first sound is produced.
    Would I reduce this latency using an external MIDI sound module?

    • Oct 08 2018 | 6:51 pm
      Try sending the delay 0 message, it will start from the first MIDI information.
    • Oct 09 2018 | 7:34 am
      Thanks but it doesn't improve
    • Oct 09 2018 | 8:26 am
      Please post a patcher along with the MIDI data in question. Thanks!
    • Oct 09 2018 | 4:07 pm
      The latency is similar with any MIDI file. The patcher I'm pasting is part of a Max tutorial so you guys should have the MIDI file in your search path.
      The first bang triggers everything.
    • Oct 09 2018 | 5:15 pm
      Just did a quick test and found latency less than 1 ms. So I guess your midi player device is the culprit.
    • Oct 10 2018 | 8:40 am
      Yes, with a similar meassurement method I also get less than 1 ms.
      But I'm meassuring the latency in a different way. From a practical point of view I'm interested in the latency between the key (or mouse button) hit and the first sound comming out of the speakers. Of course here the MIDI player device is involved.
      I use Audacity to record both the mouse click sound for activating the first bang and the speakers with the MIDI sounds. This way I can meassure the latency back in Audacity.
      I'm curious to see other laptops' latencies using this method. I use a Toshiba. Could you guys let me know your laptops' latency? Thanks!
    • Oct 11 2018 | 10:57 am
      Maybe the problem comes from the Microsoft GS Software Wavetable Synth. It is said it introduces a large latency.
      Any other "soft-synth" as an alternative?
    • Oct 11 2018 | 11:45 am
      I think, JAISERPE is right. It's probably latency of the MS GS Software Wavetable Synth and/or latency of your audio port.