nikos you can also get jack on windows too

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 7:08 PM, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@arcor.de> wrote:
On 08/27/2011 05:08 PM, David Gerard wrote:
> So, I've hooked my girlfriend's cheap'n'cheerful Casio keyboard
> (CTK-2100) to my netbook running LMMS 0.4.10.
>
> The MIDI input works great ... unfortunately, it has an annoying time
> delay of something like 1/8 or 1/16 second on input. This is enough to
> make trying to record to piano-roll from MIDI very annoying and
> difficult.
>
> What would be causing this? Does anyone else get this? Is there any
> way to disable it? Is it actually the keyboard itself?

This is a problem everyone has on all operating systems.  It's called
"latency".  If you're on Linux, you solve that by using JACK instead of
ALSA or PulseAudio.  To bring latency down even further, you then either
use an RT kernel (overkill) or a standard kernel patched with BFS
(recommended.)

If you're on Windows, you need to install an ASIO driver for your sound
card.  If there isn't one, you can use the asio4all driver (google it.)
 But I don't know if LMMS supports ASIO.  If not, you will have to live
with the latency and there's nothing you can do short of using something
other than LMMS.


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