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Experiencing latency with my Q88

I havent plugged it in in a while, and i decided to bust it out and try to make some music. My MIDI controller is producing sound just fine through my Ableton software, but unfortunately the sound is produced about a third of a second after I have already pressed and released the key. Really making it hard to get anything done.

Is my Driver outdated? Is it a problem with my version of Windows, or just an issue with the resources my computer has available?
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  • Hi Nicholaus, 

    I'm sorry you're having problems with your Q88. I'll be happy to help!

    There is no driver for your Q88, as it's class-compliant.

    Every recording program has an options, settings or preferences page where the user can adjust the buffer size. Buffer size governs the amount of time the computer is given to respond to requests (for audio processing in this case).  The larger the buffer size, the more time the computer has to respond.  Large buffer sizes allow the computer to handle more work without choking.  This prevents pops, clicks, chattering and skipping caused by an overloaded processor, but at the cost of higher latency. Smaller buffer sizes reduce the overall amount of work the computer can handle, but it can do so with lower latency. Latency refers to the time it takes the computer to respond to input.  If latency is high, signals routed into the computer and back out to speakers or headphones may be audibly delayed.

    Refer to this helpful article regarding how to optimizing your system, improve performance, and manage latency: Optimizing Your System, Improving Performance, and Managing Latency

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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