I think I’ve half-a**ed understood this about 5 times … and forgotten it 6.
- Is there midi latency completely independent of audio latency and, if so, what does it depend on and how do you measure it?
I started wondering about this because when learning that the purpose of the External Instruments VST Connections is to permit delay compensation for hardware instruments, and that this is accomplished by ‘pinging’ a signal that Cubase measures … I wondered if the delay measured was only the ASIO latency or also included some amount of system midi latency.
2. Is there any practical difference between input and output latency, or should you just add them up and forget about it?
I’m sort of thinking that if you are concerned about studio monitoring through Cubase (not direct monitoring through your audio interface) with respect to a headphone mix you add them up. But if you are concerned about recording a soft or hard synth along with Cubase main out, you’re only concerned with input latency since it (am I really saying this?) all comes out together. Is this a correct understanding?