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win 8 - audio peeps - question:

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  • jamie

    https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=180259

    my brother sent me this (yes i know its the preview with the bug code and not the new one)

    but do you think the latency issues (audio) hes worried about - have been fixed?

     

    (meanwhile he runs XP - 32 bit - for 12 years.... egad.... UPGRADE BROTHER! and not to 7!

  • dentaku

    Some people have been seeing better performance in Win8 than even in Win7 (which has been working very well for most people).
    It's going to be difficult to tell before people start using the final revision with officially certified Win8 ASIO drivers for whatever audio interface someone is using.
    Most people don't seem to understand that when Microsoft talks about acceptable latency they're talking about WASAPI etc... they don't have any control over ASIO which is really the only thing musicians will care about when using Ableton Live anyway.
    Just like gamers are always searching for better framerates, musicians are always looking for smaller buffers and latencies.
    I run my Echo Mia MIDI soundcard at 256 samples even though I can get away with 128 most of the time. It still gives me small enough latencies.

    I would just stick with Win7 64bit for now. It's really the best OS Microsoft has ever made (unless Win8 turns out to be better, who knows)

    This article explains more. http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/06/music-developer-on-windows-8-a-leap-forward-for-desktops-a-leap-backward-for-metro-winrt/

  • jamie

    forwarded. thanks Smiley

     

    edit:  oops! - i forgot to copy this part:

    I would just stick with Win7 64bit for now. It's really the best OS Microsoft has ever made (unless Win8 turns out to be better, who knows)

     

    after 12 years - he is upgrading to NEW win - not 3 yr OLD win!!!!!  lol

    (or im trying to get him to do that)

  • rjdohnert

    I have been evaluating Windows 8 and have had no problems with audio.  Yes, I know, the next comments why is a Linux distributor evaluating Windows 8.  well, first because A) Its good for business to support Windows because everyone runs some Linux somewhere in their Windows infrastructure and B) Im a fan of Windows 8.

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