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    Profile photo of RayS

    Has anyone found an optimal insert scheme they’re happy with ? madi/dante/analog/aes?? same format for sends and returns?



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    Mike Storm

    MADI or AES would incur the least transport latency provided the external insert is digital. However if you’re talking plugins, plugin processing is where a lot of the latency actually occurs, not during transport.

    I’m curious, what are you missing in dLive that you need an external insert for?

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    some of us miss high class room simulation and bus processing (limiter and tape)


    …and pitch correction.

    I prefer Dante, but you’ve got to invest in a Dante PCIE card to keep latency to 0.2ms on the i/o side, which gives you a bit more wiggle room with the computer hosting. I use Live Professor with both Native plugs and UA DSP, Mac Mini as a host, w/ thunderbolt chassis carrying a Dante Pcie card. I map DSP Kill to soft keys, just in case, but haven’t had a crash in over a year of running plugs this way. I think I’m at a total of 7ms round trip with a slightly higher buffer on that particular machine (running 8gB ram.) My MacBook Pro can handle lower buffer settings and I can keep it about 4ms round-trip if I’m using my personal machine.

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