Dell Vostro Laptop
Dual core 2 processors
Tascam US1641 Rack Audio card
Ableton Live 8.2.8
Roland Sh-201 + few other midi synths
Ti1 with Belkin express card
timing issues using synced delays and Arpeggios
Initially i found that the wifi card was sending an interupt regularly..... solution.... disabled that in hardware..in fact i disable everything not for audio.
usb controller...used pc examining software to plot out what controllers were operating the usb ports... using sisandra software.. and placed the audio card on its own controller
i use asio4all as this is more stable than the native tascam driver. the virus seems to battles with your audio card profusely.
i set the audio buffer to 128 or 256, but virus must match this in the virus's driver settings. note the virus will still use these settings, i believe, even if its not the main audio output. i never use the vc in the
priority setting. thats asking for a guaranteed crash.
this is the cute stuff..
synced pre-delays should be avoided if possible. especially the reverb's pre-delay... it can be set to clock timing in vc but this seems to be the source of most hesitating timing problems these days in the latest os's. i have removed it from many patches, even pads, and now the virus is very much happier. the pre-delay should be switched off if not needed. it produces a cleaner mix anyway for my liking. when attempting those lovely rolling pouncing beats ala... van dyk
in fact i think letting the virus do its timing and setting it the old fashioned way by ear leaves the virus making sound and not being confused.
well known stuff..
dont start your track with an Arpeggio. if you have to then bounce it down or run an empty scene in ableton for a few bars.
make sure you dont have any software that might run in the background. ie. that tries to contact the internet for updates. the vc does this. why????????
theres loads of these awful software packages that treat us like numbo's.
also..... keep your sample/recording hard drive regularly defragged. the cpu seems to have enough work to do without having to go running around looking for samples.
stop every known windows service that takes up cpu and does not do audio. make this your goal in life to find out what that lot does.
go to site... blackviper for info.