Pentium 4 @ 2.20 Ghz
768 Mb Ram
Win XP Pro w/latest SP’s
GeFore 3 Ti-200
M-Audio Firewire 410
Using ASIO support @ 96.000 Hz and 128 Buffersize i get down to 3 ms and no audible click or pops. I haven’t tried it with any VST-plugs or instruments yet though, just some of my old modules and that’s fine by me .
Using the same values but changeing samplerate to 44.100 Hz gets me up to some 5 ms.
CPU Usage at these values is up at around 8% on a 32 channel .XM.
Pentium 4 @ 2.6 Ghz
512 Mb Ram
Win XP Pro w/latest SP’s
ESI Waveterminal 192M
ASIO @ 44.1kHz produces 46 ms even though I’ve put much work in finding out what’s wrong (cause it should go much lower than this). I can go down to 23 ms but not when CPU reaches ~50% … then it starts to click.
IT: … if i looking at other soundcard-latencies i think the EWX sucks a little bit … the performance isn’t so good, isn’t it?!
i have the EWX too … but at the moment with more than 14 pro VSTi’s instances in one song i can only work with 60ms … on a P4 2400mhz … maybe it’s normal with this number of VSTi’s … and a CPUload of 70-80%
don’t know … maybe a M-Audio card is better??? don’t know …
This might be a lame question, but I don’t get the hype. As long as the CPU load stays below ~50%, I’m getting no crackles at 5 ms in Directsound mode when with ASIO, crackles appear @ 23 ms so I can only work @ 46 ms (Athlon 1,7+, 768MB RAM, Abit KR7A mobo, SBLive! @ 44100).
What makes ASIO better? Is there any reason why DirectSound mode should be avoided? Is DirectSound performance better just in my case?
EWX is an old soundcard, you can’t expect that great things from it.
Its major weakness, anyway, is the drivers: M-Audio souncards are not that different but have better drivers.
I’m not changing this soundcard only because I hate wasting things that work, but an accident can always occur, as misteriously happened in november to my P3 733…
Are you using VST stuff?
well… either if you use them or not, you’re using ASIO on a SB card, so probably with KX drivers. Soundcards with native ASIO support give better performances, expecially at higher CPU usages (VST usage)
Mostly. I use the built-in effects here and there, but I hardly ever use Renoise’s builtin sampleplayer.
I’ve tried KX and ASIO4ALL lately, but the results were worse than DirectSound mode, especially at high CPU loads. At 90% CPU load playback without crackles was impossible in ASIO mode when in DirectSound mode it still managed to run without problems (with latency of 200 ms, but still). I think you’re right - it’s the lack of native ASIO support makes the difference.