How to reduce latency while recording on Next?

Latency can happen when you're not using the correct sound card or running a big project file. The right sound card will provide better compatibility and low-latency access to audio devices. You can configure your audio hardware device and latency setting on the Audio page. If you're experiencing latency, try the following:

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Audio > Audio Device
  2. Under Audio Driver, select the desired audio driver. The following options are available:
    1. ASIO
    2. DirectSound
    3. CoreAudio (Mac only)
    4. Windows Audio (Windows only)
    5. Windows Audio Exclusive Mode (Windows only)
    6. Windows Audio Low Latency Mode (Windows only)
  3. Under Sample Rate, select the audio sampling rate supported by your audio hardware
  4. Re-launch Next and test performance again

In instances where the recorded audio is not lining up with the original source when checking through a loopback test, you can further adjust the latency manually. Any manual latency tweaks will potentially be different for different buffer sizes or sample rates because it depends on the driver. 

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Audio > Latency
  2. Under Audio Buffer Size, select the mixing latency compatible with your sample rate
  3. Under Driver Latency Offset, move the slider to set the latency compensation while recording
  4. Re-launch Next and test performance again 
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