Media Icons Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Focusrite TV Focusrite Soundcloud


Why Is My Liquid Mix's Minimum Latency In Logic 1032 Samples?

Article Applies to: Liquid Mix 16, 32

The buffer block size in Logic operates differently from other hosts. Whereas other hosts allow for control of the block size over a wider range of values, Logic does not, which limits the minimum latency that can be achieved to 1032 samples (this is achieved when the Process Buffer Range is set to Small in Logic’s Audio Preferences).

The exact number of samples of buffer is determined by whichever is the highest out of the following calculations:

- (Logic i/o buffer size x 2) + 8 samples.
- Process buffer range size (Small = 1032, Medium = 2056, Large = 4104).
- Minimum Latency setting in Liquid Mix Manager.

It is worth bearing in mind that the Liquid Mix has been designed first and foremost as a mixing device, rather than a tracking device. The latency is a price paid for the round trip journey over the FireWire bus, as well as for the complexity of the dynamic convolution. For a mixing device, this is an appropriate compromise. However, for tracking, the Liquid Mix may not be suitable in all cases.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request


Didn't find what you were looking for?

Search again using our search tool.