Both would be okay, I guess. But I’d suggest a three-hour TED talk, with you in a black turtleneck, jeans and blazer, on an enormous stage with an upstage wall video screen so gigantic you look, in juxtaposition, like the Lilliputians looked to Gulliver. Just some practical suggestions.
Anyway, your post is clear, even if your jpgs are not.
I’m on PC/Win 11 C12 and yeah, there’s a second delay.
And it’s probably not mouse configuration related, cause when I’m quick enough and click the next sample before the playback of the previous has finished, it will be played immediately.
I can go through a bunch of samples, clicking quickly, they all play instantaneous.
As soon as I wait, the next is a second delayed.
Also keyboard up & down play immediately. (edit)
The whole point is to use arrow keys instead of mouse. In practice you will scroll and skip some samples and that delay doesn’t play big role than, but if you preview each sample with mouse than it becomes tedious, so i suggest to use keys instead.
P.S I see you are using right zone media bay did you tried an regular one? (F5)
Also previewing samples with tempo sync and other context will introduce delay for sure. That being said try to turn off all icons right next to the volume button of sample preview section.