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Im just setting up Sibelius 5 for the new music suite. Brand new Intel E6550 with ...
6th June 2008, 11:46 AM #1
Sibelius 5 - tuning latency
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Im just setting up Sibelius 5 for the new music suite. Brand new Intel E6550 with 2gb ram etc etc so no problem there.
I have installed Asio4All which drops latencies by a fair bit. I installed the demo of Propellerheads Reason to test out the latency and its fine, i mean i can tell its there but only because im used to my rather expensive setup at home. To the kids it will be more than adiquate.
Now why if Reason is fine is it that Sibelius has a noticable latency? Ive messed around in the settings, and the latency is reported as around 10ms but it just isnt, its probably around 30ms. My collegue even noticed the latency as he could hear it between my hitting the key and the sound coming out (so its not as though its me being picky, as he isnt even playing the keyboard and hes picking up on it)
Beisdes all that, WTF are all the settings about with ancient MIDI sounds and stuff? I dunno, am i missing something here even though i know how to use every other professional music program going? The sounds just dont sound anywhere near as good as Reasons (and reason isnt particulaly good). All i seem to be able to select is the MS SW Synth but surerly it should be using its own engine, but tbh it cant be as it doesnt sound like amstrad midi. Arrrg, give me Cubase any day! lol
Anyone any suggestions?
Last edited by j17sparky; 14th November 2008 at 10:34 AM.
6th June 2008, 01:58 PM #2
Tell you what though, its the most bizarre "production" software ive used. It certainly isnt easy for a non-techy person to get going properly, which afaik is half of its selling point of being easy to use for music teachers
6th June 2008, 02:00 PM #3
Please share your solution so others with this problem can benifit.
6th June 2008, 02:49 PM #4
4 Thanks to j17sparky:
Netman (6th June 2008), plexer (6th June 2008), sdc (14th November 2008), SYNACK (7th June 2008)
6th June 2008, 03:10 PM #5
I've given up with Sibelius, I installed ver 5 and the latency is so bad I think there should be a warning on the box. In fact I think having the nerve to charge for a product thats already expensive is pure theft in my book.
We have wasted money looking into this, trying different sound cards, keyboards etc. No matter what you chuck at it the latency is ALWAYS there.
I'll try the few things you have suggested at some point but quite frankly I am sick of the product at the moment so it can wait.
6th June 2008, 07:43 PM #6
I double checked the latency differance once i installed Asio4all.
Originally Posted by mattx
Without asio4all = 90ms
With asio4all = 13ms
The untrained ear is said to not be able to notice latencies of less than 20ms
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