LATENCY: How to optimize your device for best performance

Latency is the delay from input into a system to desired outcome.

In this case it can be represented as:

- Jamstik (Input)->Device (Processor)->Speakers (Output)

For the device to receive the messages sent from the Jamstik is about 10-11ms 

- 30ms is generally where the human ear is able to recognize latency

From there your final latency will be determined by the processing speed of your device, here are a few precautions you can take to minimize the amount of time it takes for your device to process the MIDI information & in turn optimize your latency.

Tips for best performance:

MOBILE: (Js+ app, JamTutor, JamMix, etc..)

- Close any apps that are running in the background

- Download the latest version of the JS+ app

- DO NOT USE BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES OR SPEAKERS

- Some apps have a "Low Latency" feature that will help prioritize

- Some sounds may have different attack rates & may respond differently

DESKTOP / LAPTOP: (DAW: FL Studios, Ableton, Logic, etc..)

- Close unneeded applications, especially memory / processor intensive operations

- Go to your preferred software > Options (Or MIDI settings menu) Adjust your buffer & sample rate in your DAW to the optimal settings

**(optimal settings vary depending on the processor of your device)**

If you are still experiencing issues, check your environment for any devices that may be causing bluetooth interference.





 

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