In this article, we'll look at how to change the buffer size within Pro Tools | First.
You may wish to change your buffer size for two reasons:
- Your roundtrip latency is too high during recording, so you may wish to reduce your buffer size.
- Your audio is glitching, you may wish to increase your buffer size to relieve strain on the CPU and achieve clean audio again.
An in-depth article on the subject of Latency can be found here - Latency Issues with Interfaces
To change the buffer size in Pro Tools | First:
1) Set your Scarlett interface as the default audio device within the Playback Engine.
When you first install and open Pro Tools | First, this will automatically open for you.
Select the 'Setup' menu at the top of your screen -> Playback Engine.
The Pro Tools | First Playback Engine will allow you to choose between two Buffer sizes, ‘Record’ (64 samples) and ‘Playback’ (512). Select the option that best suits your current usage and select 'OK'.