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Tune Smithy => Interesting things / off-topic => Topic started by: Robert Walker on November 18, 2008, 09:12:53 AM

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Title: How to play the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth without the 1/10 th second latency
Post by: Robert Walker on November 18, 2008, 09:12:53 AM
This is for the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth which you can find on many modern computers either instead of or as well as a normal soundcard.

It's instruments are reasonable enough, based on the Roland Sound Canvas, but the latency is usually terrible, about a tenth of a second. You notice it if you play it from the PC keyboard or mouse or a music keybard.

However you can reduce the latency to be much more acceptable if you play it through DirectMusic Producer.

I just found this out and have added a page about it to the Soft Synths FAQ in the wiki:

http://robertinventor.com/wiki/FAQ_-_Soft_synths.htm#Microsoft_GS_Wavetable_Synth (http://robertinventor.com/wiki/FAQ_-_Soft_synths.htm#Microsoft_GS_Wavetable_Synth)

Robert