In the following knowledgebase article we highlight how to configure Cubase for use alongside GENOME.
Configuring Your Latency Settings
The term latency is common-place in audio production circles and relates to the amount of time it takes for your audio to pass through various stages of conversion and processing within a stereotypical studio setup. There are many factors which impact the latency of your production rig and these often include the following:
- The time taken for your audio (or MIDI) signal to be sent into your interface or computer
- The time taken for your audio interface to process the analog to Digital conversion of the source audio
- The time taken for the internal processing of the audio within your DAW
- The time taken for the Digital to Analog conversion from your interface for the resultant sound to be heard from your headphones or monitors
Latency is a critical consideration when configuring any audio recording or processing setup in order to minimise any lag or delay between your playing and the processed audio being heard. As such, it is vital to configure your audio latency settings as low as possible for the optimal user experience when using GENOME.
Setting Up and Configuring Your Audio Interface and DAW
- As a starting point, connect your Guitar or Bass to a compatible Audio Interface and engage the Hi-Z switch to optimise the interface for instrument-level inputs
- Then open Cubase and navigate to the main menu, clicking Studio > Studio Setup
- Then click on your Audio Interface below Audio System
- Now click on the Control Panel associated with your Audio Interface
- This will open your Audio Interface preferences, where you can set the buffer size and the sample rate of the project.
- In the I/O Buffer Size field, pull down your Buffer size to as low as possible - as a guide, 256 samples should be sufficient when using sample rates of 44.1kHz. If when using GENOME you hear audible pops, glitches and clicks, this buffer size will need to be increased to compensate accordingly
Creating a Track and Loading GENOME
- To create an Audio Track in Cubase, right click on the left panel then “Add Audio Track”
- Then, select your Audio Input then set it to a Mono or Stereo configuration
- Then, Click the “e” on the track you’ve just created
- On the “Inserts” left panel, click on one of the slots to insert GENOME (Located within the “Other” category)
- By default, the created audio track is already set to Arm/Record
- Finally, click the speaker located near the Record button to enable/disable record monitoring
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