Latency - when it is and isn't important, and how to deal with it when it is

Because latency is one of the first topics people ask about our interfaces, here are a few general points about it - where it comes from, when it is and isn't important, and how to work around it.

Latency is just the time it takes something going into your audio system to come out your speakers. It always takes *some* processing time, whether you're playing a MIDI instrument, singing into a mic, playing a guitar or bass, DJ-ing... anything.

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Nick Batzdorf
In praise of Solid State Drives

If you're using a computer, here's a recommendation in case anyone isn't aware: if your computer has standard spinning hard drives, Solid State Drives (SSD) have become the best bang-for-buck upgrade you can make.

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Nick Batzdorf