asked Apr 02 '14 at 14:11 by gianluca74 (11)

I have a Focusrite saffire pro 24 dsp as audio card. Its software permits me to input a buffer size value till 2048. 1° question: why Bitwig doesn't permit me to go till 2048 ? the maximum is 1024.

When i use bitwig and i change the buffer size value, i don't hear differences in the latency playing my instruments.

2° question: it is normal ?

If i change in bitwig the buffer size value, it doesn't change in my audio card software.

3° question: it is normal ?

If i use bitwig with 256 as buffer size value and i change it trough the audio card fostware, it doesn't change in bitwig.

4° question: it is normal ?

I hope you can help me.

Thanks, best regards

I am wondering a similar thing, but with steinberg UR-22 interface. I have changed the buffer size from smallest to huge, and there is no audible difference, as you would expect. Opened up the driver for the UR22 and realised the changes in bitwig weren't reflected there, and had to be changed in the interfaces driver. Also tried asio4all and the changes in bitwig buffer did affect the sound, but when I open the asio4all menu, they appear unchanged. All very weird and confusing.

  — (Sep 17 '15 at 15:00) flumpjumper

I have had lengthy discussions with Bitwig tech regarding the inability of Bitwig to effectively communicate with ASIO drivers for various interfaces. So far, I have been unable to use Bitwig to change buffer sizes or vice versa using the Focusrite 2i2, the Steinberg UR22, or the Roland Quad Capture. Tech is aware of the problem, but seem to blame the problem on these various interfaces using an outdated version of the ASIO protocol.

Here is the note I got from Dom in tech:

"yes, the Focusrite drivers have a problem as well, they don't adapt the buffer size you set up in Bitwig Studio. Might be possible that they don't support the latest ASIO 2.3 standard yet, i'm still waiting for info on that. Anyway, as the Focusrite does not adapt to the buffer sizes if we tell it to, you have to set up the desired buffer size and sample rate in the Focusrite software and then set it to the same setting in Bitwig Studio. With other audio interfaces were the company develops the ASIO drivers themselves (RME, Motu and so on) instead of just using the same standard drivers and chips, this all works fine. But we're still looking into that issue to find ways to solve it without going back to outdated ASIO verisions pre-2.3."

If you're experiencing any problems changing buffer sizes, switch to ASIO4ALL for the time being. I haven't experienced any problems changing buffer size. The latency sucks. But it looks like it's something we'll all have to deal with for the time being. :(


answered Jul 19 '16 at 22:17 by chadmius (21)

edited Jul 19 '16 at 22:41

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