I'd like to use ASIO4ALL for Cubase VST (4..0.1.1). I'm using a Samsung X65 with a T7500@2.20 GHz processor, 2.00 GB RAM, running on XP Professional. Soundcard is a Realtek High Definition Audio (driver version 188.8.131.5233; input 2x 8-96kHz, 16 Bits; output 8x 8-192 kHz, 32 Bits).
When I activate ASIO4ALL inside VST, I get a constant beeping sound on the preset values, which stops when I untick "convert 44.1kHz - 48 kHz". Don't know if that beep is already a problem, but apart from that the best values I could come up with in order not to have a heavy crackling sound is an ASIO buffer size of 1664 samples at a hardware buffer of 10 ms. The resulting latency is unfortunately unfit for recording. Can I do any better with that system, or do I need a new soundcard after all?
Post by Michael Tippach on Nov 25, 2008 23:00:48 GMT
I'm not sure I understand what made you believe that enabling the hardware buffer option - and leaving it enabled despite excessive latency - actually was a good idea.
The manual says that if the hardware buffer option does not work for your device, there will be an excessive latency which is clearly audible.
So, best for you is to start from square one: From within Cubase, open the ASIO4ALL control panel and press the parachute button in order to load defaults. The Realtek driver for XP blows as far as low latency, hence you probably need to make further adjustments. Set the "Kernel Buffers" from "2" to "3" and then you are likely to be able to lower the ASIO Buffer Size, down to some 240 samples. This will typically work. In case it doesn't, you need to further experiment with the settings, but by all means leave the hardware buffer option disabled!
Downgrading your Realtek driver to version 1.61 may also help improve the situation.