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POD HD500X and Ableton Live latency

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I've had my POD HD500x for a few years now and used to use Reaper to record tracks, but recently got a new computer and now use Ableton. However, I get a lot of latency that I can't seem to get rid of.

I use Windows 8.1, and Ableton Live Suite 9.1.2 64 bit. My POD has been updated completely. I've messed around in the preferences to no avail (I've attached a screenshot). I can't get the input buffer size to be any lower than 256. I've tried to adjust it to 128 but it just resets.

I really don't know what the problem could be. Is it some 32bit/64bit issue? Is it the USB 2.0 cable into a USB 3.0 port? Any help at all would be appreciated. I don't want to go back to Reaper when now I have crazy powerful Ableton.



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You'll want to select the Line 6 ASIO driver instead of MME/DirectX.


And have a look at the Line 6 Audio-MIDI devices control panel for some options about hardware monitoring level, if needed.

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Thanks for your quick reply duncann, that seemed to solve it. The options to adjust input/output buffer sizes are disabled now, but adjusting the driver error compensation now gives me no latency.

I had already disabled monitoring through Ableton, but thanks for the suggestion hurghanico. Hopefully someone with a similar problem will find this topic.

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