MIDI or USB , which has the lower latency for keyboards?

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by jeff, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. jeff

    jeff Guest

    I have an Oxygen8 midi keyboard which uses a USB connection.

    Im wondering if i would experience lower latency if i got a midi/in
    card and a Midi controller.


    any help appreciated!

    thank you
  2. >I have an Oxygen8 midi keyboard which uses a USB connection.
    >
    >Im wondering if i would experience lower latency if i got a midi/in
    >card and a Midi controller.


    No. The keyboard-computer communication is virtually instantaneous by
    either method. If you have a latency problem, it is happening
    elsewhere.

    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
  3. JB Seattle

    JB Seattle Guest

    The latency is likely a function of your soundcard--you could be using a
    softsynth that comes with your computer. The USB keyboard transmission is
    latency free.
    If your midi sound is the Microsoft GS wavsynth, that is where the latency
    is.
    To eliminate the latency you need a hardware sound chip in a soundcard or an
    external midi mod.
    Best card for the money now is the Audigy 2.
    DXi softsynths will run without audible latency in Windows XP and Sonar.
    VST softsynths will run with tolerable latency in Windows using ASIO.
    Welcome to the nerd side of midi.
    JB
    "jeff" <jeffery1005@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:99b91088.0307030606.764d5d55@posting.google.com...
    > I have an Oxygen8 midi keyboard which uses a USB connection.
    >
    > Im wondering if i would experience lower latency if i got a midi/in
    > card and a Midi controller.
    >
    >
    > any help appreciated!
    >
    > thank you
  4. jeff

    jeff Guest

    My setup:

    Radium61 USB
    Delta 44
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
    AMD 2100
    1.3 gigs RAM


    let me add a little more.

    The only piece of hardware i plan to buy is a Virus kc or a C.

    Do I even need the ins/outs on the Delta44? I would think i only need
    Midi In, correct?

    I will be making nuskool breakbeat , with soft synths and programs..

    sorry, im also trying to figure out if i got the right sound card....


    thank you


    "JB Seattle" <shnoozle8@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<CCYMa.23549$C83.2216482@newsread1.prod.itd.earthlink.net>...
    > The latency is likely a function of your soundcard--you could be using a
    > softsynth that comes with your computer. The USB keyboard transmission is
    > latency free.
    > If your midi sound is the Microsoft GS wavsynth, that is where the latency
    > is.
    > To eliminate the latency you need a hardware sound chip in a soundcard or an
    > external midi mod.
    > Best card for the money now is the Audigy 2.
    > DXi softsynths will run without audible latency in Windows XP and Sonar.
    > VST softsynths will run with tolerable latency in Windows using ASIO.
    > Welcome to the nerd side of midi.
    > JB
    > "jeff" <jeffery1005@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:99b91088.0307030606.764d5d55@posting.google.com...
    > > I have an Oxygen8 midi keyboard which uses a USB connection.
    > >
    > > Im wondering if i would experience lower latency if i got a midi/in
    > > card and a Midi controller.
    > >
    > >
    > > any help appreciated!
    > >
    > > thank you
  5. JB Seattle

    JB Seattle Guest

    The operating system will have some effect, XP does not take a lot of the
    drivers for old hardware and I am not familiar with Radium61 USB
    controllers, I have never seen any Midi USB device support for it.
    JB
    "jeff" <jeffery1005@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:99b91088.0307032141.6b8d1ca5@posting.google.com...
    > My setup:
    >
    > Radium61 USB
    > Delta 44
    > Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
    > AMD 2100
    > 1.3 gigs RAM
    >
    >
    > let me add a little more.
    >
    > The only piece of hardware i plan to buy is a Virus kc or a C.
    >
    > Do I even need the ins/outs on the Delta44? I would think i only need
    > Midi In, correct?
    >
    > I will be making nuskool breakbeat , with soft synths and programs..
    >
    > sorry, im also trying to figure out if i got the right sound card....
    >
    >
    > thank you
    >
    >
    > "JB Seattle" <shnoozle8@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    news:<CCYMa.23549$C83.2216482@newsread1.prod.itd.earthlink.net>...
    > > The latency is likely a function of your soundcard--you could be using a
    > > softsynth that comes with your computer. The USB keyboard transmission

    is
    > > latency free.
    > > If your midi sound is the Microsoft GS wavsynth, that is where the

    latency
    > > is.
    > > To eliminate the latency you need a hardware sound chip in a soundcard

    or an
    > > external midi mod.
    > > Best card for the money now is the Audigy 2.
    > > DXi softsynths will run without audible latency in Windows XP and Sonar.
    > > VST softsynths will run with tolerable latency in Windows using ASIO.
    > > Welcome to the nerd side of midi.
    > > JB
    > > "jeff" <jeffery1005@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > > news:99b91088.0307030606.764d5d55@posting.google.com...
    > > > I have an Oxygen8 midi keyboard which uses a USB connection.
    > > >
    > > > Im wondering if i would experience lower latency if i got a midi/in
    > > > card and a Midi controller.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > any help appreciated!
    > > >
    > > > thank you

    >

Share This Page