Hello again (I like here)
You obviously know a lot about midi and midi clock. And I am always surprised by the approach that you guys have on things, which is much different than the one I read in other forums.
Well, lately I am concerned with a problem which I personally never had yet, but which I read that it is very common: sync problems when using ableton to record audio while slaved to an external gear.
Well, I need to do that. Ableton and Octatrack, together, both as loopers, so, both recording audio. The OT must be Master. So we have a problem.
How can I solve it?
There are expensive products, like Innerclock System. They are apparently high class, but I am not sure if in my case I really need them. And sincerely, I would like to avoid spending money in something if I am not sure I really need it.
Maybe you know of other products, even DIY?
Or of any other solution?
The informations which I have right now are:
-Ableton syncs better in its last build, the one I have. So, a little hope for me.
-it is not clear if the problem comes from Ableton or from how the OS manage the clock. In the second case, maybe I am covered by my audio interface:
“QUAD-CAPTURE incorporates a high-performance crystal master clock, providing a fundamental solution to “jitter” (time-based fluctuations of the clock) that causes latency and other issues. By syncing the digital circuitry, driver, and DAW program to this clock, jitter is reduced to a minimum, allowing the flow of audio data to be controlled by constant amounts. This results in an optimized buffer size, achieving latencies as low as 48 samples at 44.1/48 kHz, or approximately one millisecond with an ASIO driver”.
-a well configured notebook is better. In this aspect, I have already bought an SSD and more ram. I can’t do more than this, surely I can’t buy a Mac. What I can do, it is to install an OS in the SSD and use it only for music. SUggestions on which OS and on how to configure it, are welcome. I had a look in internet, lot of guides on how to disable useless services, but none specific for music.
-ehm, no much more…
So, what would you do?