Topic: RME AIO midi real-time latency in CUBASE 9 PRO
I just purchased the RME AIO pcie card. I read a lot of great review on it how it helps with real-time latency and so on, but once I installed it and hook it all up, I get the same or even worse latency results that I had with my firewire focusrite saffire pro 26 interface.
I work in cubase 9 pro with a huge orchestral template with about 700-800 instruments/articulations that come from a slave pc which runs a Vienna Ensemble pro 6 server. My latency buffer is set to 1024 samples which ends up in a 12 ms input and output latency. I have an Arturia keylab 66 midi controller which by itself has about a 0.7 ms latency. Now as you can imagine latency like that makes it super hard to play and record in real-time.
I read somewhere on this forum a while ago when I was shopping for this pcie card that even with 1024-2048 samples latency in hammerfal asio there is some kind of setting to make midi notes come in real-time with 0 latency. I have the DirectMidi option enabled in settings but that doesn't do much. I can't find that thread where i read it now unfortunately.
I know i must be missing some setting in asio control panel or in totalmix but cant find it on my own. If you know how to fix it or a workaround please share I will really appreciate it:)
PS My main PC rig is this: i7 6960x 10-core running at 4.4GHz, all SSD drives, 64GB DDR memory, RX480 8 gb video card, 1000w EVGA PSU, no internet connection and just DAWs and vsti pluggins on this PC, nothing else clogging up the memory and cpu usage, all unnecessary background services are turned off.
MASTER: i7 6960x, 64GB DDR4, RX480 GPU
SLAVE: i7Xeon 20cores, 128GB DDR4