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Monolithent
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Good luck with it.

Hope you're well versed in mixers. SAC is a real challenge if you're not well initiated.

For a startup I'd keep your outputs limited to start off. It'll make it easier to manage until you get really used to it.

The latest hot ticket is a multi-touch monitor or two (that's my plan for next upgrade) so you can operate like a real mixer.

Give a yell if you need help getting things rolling.

I'd still highly recommend going through the rest of the first link I sent you and really optimizing the operating system on that computer. It'll make it work as best as possible.
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Yeah, I have a pretty good handle on physical mixers, and I've been using a friends SL16.4.2. I can tell there will be a learning curve, though, both in how it works, and how to work it.

Touch screen does seem like the way to go, and they are getting cheaper all the time. I'm thinking one of the touch screen "all in ones" would be a fantastic remote, too. Probably won't be doing a 3M anytime soon, though. And I'll probably try to pick up the obligatory BCF2000, as well.

I've gone through Bob's optimization for SAC, and I'll definitely go through yours as well.

Thanks again.
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Monolithent
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Mr Lentini's is very good for general computing but doesn't really address firewire as heavily.

You'll definitely want to use the DPC Latency tool. Get that green and stable and you should be just fine.
http://support.presonus.com

Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
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Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Hi Again, Monolithent. I'm working through your list, and I've checked my system latency, which seemed very good, at and average of about 100┬Ás. However, my ASIO latency I'm not so sure about The test failed with the buffer at 240 samples, and at 480 samples, my result was 1401 samples (31ms). Is this typical, or is something else going on. SAC seems to be working fine with the Universal Control buffer set at 256, but if I set it to 512, I can definitely hear the latency. My CPU load is about 7%, with comp, gate, and eq turned on on 24 ch. So, is there anything I should be concerned about yet?
Thanks so much for your help.
Matthew
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Monolithent
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There may be something else going on.

Have a more thorough look at Latency Mon and see what are the heavy hitters on the CPU. You may have several other things going on the a trip to BlackViper.com could help you thin out.
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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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