Managing Latency

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Latency is often inevitable - and can be a distracting nuisance - whether you're dealing with recording live instruments, vocals, or even processing sounds or software synthesizers in a DAW. By definition, latency is the time it takes for audio to enter a system, get processed, and then come back out of the system - usually measured in milliseconds. Knowing how to manage latency is critical to keep the creative process flowing, and as a producer you should be ready to deal with latency in any situation. This requires you to learn some key terminology that you'll run into no matter what DAW you work with, along with techniques to minimize latency whenever necessary.

Lesson topics include:

  • Introduction to Latency
  • Sample Rate
  • Buffer Size
  • Input and Output Latency
  • Delay Compensation and Track Delay

Your Instructor

Thavius Beck
Thavius Beck

Thavius Beck is an electronic musician, producer and performer that's worked with countless musicians including Nine Inch Nails, Skylar Grey, Saul Williams, The Mars Volta and many more. Thavius is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer and has instructed hundreds of Live students through teaching courses at several music institutes, giving one-on-one lessons and holding dozens of Ableton Live workshops throughout the country.

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