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Calling all ITB Nuendo & Lynx audio gurus to help with tracking latency
Old 22nd May 2006
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Question Calling all ITB Nuendo & Lynx audio gurus to help with tracking latency

I have tried to do a search on the words Nuendo, Latency and Lynx and find pages upon pages to wade through, some of which seem related, others do not. I did find some alarming posts on a 4 channel monitoring limit imposed by the AES card.

Here is my question:

My Nuendo journey began with a Tascam DM-24/RME 9652, then moved to an FW-1884 and now ends hopefully with a Lynx AES card and a 16 channel Aurora.

This is my first move completely mixerless and in the box. I am just getting the hang of the new control room features of N3. My system is:

AMD - Athlon 64 3800; 2 Ghz Ram; Matrox G-650; Lynx AES Card; UAD-1 (x2); TC Powercore PCI

My concerns are thus,

For any one else using this set up, are you monitoring through Nuendo when tracking ? or through the Lynx cards mixer ?

If in Nuendo what kind of realistic latency are you achieving ? Can a singer, musician and/or drummer realisticly track and monitor playback through the control room section without latency being a factor. Also are you able to track / monitor ITB with effects, if say the singer wants to hear some verb... ? Can I use outboard gear for this purpose with out a mixer ?

If you are tracking just through the Lynx card's zero latency mixer, what do you do about the 4 channel monitoring limit I have read about on this and Gearslutz forum ? Especially if tracking 12 - 16 channels live (like drum, bass and guitar) ?

Normally when I used to track into Nuendo from my DM-24 and / or the 1884, I could leave Nuendo's buffer set to 250 - 500 and have no problems (obviously tracking was monitored through hardware). Now in my 1st few experiments with the Lynx stuff I had to change my buffer to its lowest setting to get down to less than a sec of latency, but my cpu load was almost peaked out and this was only tracking one input at 24/44.1. So I am guessing that 24/96 at 16 channels is a pipe dream ? Am I doing something wrong ? This was of course using the control room section and monitoring directly in Nuendo.

Any advice would be geatly appreciated.


PS I have also posted this thread to Nuendo and the Lynx forum for help so don't be too harsh if you see this post there too,

Old 23rd May 2006
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Anyone ???
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There have been some good discussions about Nuendo's control room feature at the Nuendo forum.

I haven't messed with the Nuendo control room feature. I use a hardware mixer for cue mixes. I think that's the easiest route, especially if you don't have a high dollar control surface. A used Mackie 1604 for $200 would be more than sufficient for the task.
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I am familiar with and have been experamenting with the control room section, my biggest concern however is getting an accepatable latency and how best to achieve it.

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Gear Maniac
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With direct monitoring enabled there shouldn't be any latency.
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