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Is there ANY way to simply have NO Latency on an iMac (Logic Pro X) - WITHOUT doing a WORK AROUND?

Simply the hardware alone is strong enough to avoid it?


I phrase my question this way after reading posts where someone complained about latency and then seeing the responses which consisted of 10 workarounds and sub steps..


Is it possible that it's simply the DISK ITSELF? (though Apple has done everything when talking to me but ACTUALLY admit this very likely possibility).


Sorry if I sound negative but I'm a bit traumatized by my iMac experience - I've had MIDI SYNC interface errors, distorted playback etc since this DAY ONE, and was about to return the computer when a Logic "GURU" did a remote session and blatantly lied to me and convinced me that it was the interface - now it's past 2 weeks..


As a very important follow up - how (if at ALL ) does Apple actually verify that it's their own hardware issues and give someone a new computer ( I have a warranty) - I've had them do EVERYTHING but actually do the most decent and obvious thing which is simply give me a new computer. I get the feeling that they're interrogating me like the "boy who cried wolf" when I'm at their store and on the phone. I've been to their store and showed them the playback problems..I'm hoping this is good enough to get them to do the right thing?


And lastly, I'm assuming that there's a CLEAN solution as it's very hard for me to imagine that professional studios use Logic and then tell their clients to wait for 1 hr as they perform tedious work arounds when latency happens?


Or is that why Pro Tools is used instead of Logic as the standard?


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You always gonna have latency when using software monitoring.


Zero latency thru a DAW does not exist, unless you use the interface's direct monitoring feature and all their variants, but in those cases you don't hear what's coming back from the DAW.


The point is: is the latency audible.


When combining audio and midi, the potential issues increase.


ProTools is used in studios because they spent 30 thousand dollars on multichannel AVID HD interfaces. They have to stick with it, haha.

I've seen sessions where PT HD was used and to avoid the system to overload the recording band had to "compromise" with a buffer of 128 and deal with audible latency. So there's your "standard".


It all depends on the setup. Everybody's different and problems are gonna come from different angles, it's inevitable.


So in your case, you put the buffer at 32 in a new empty project (no template) and you get latency thru audio and midi?

What does the latency in ms say in Logic's preferences?

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Low Latency monitoring is the only way to go with inexpensive I/O boxes. I think the Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo (and higher end devices like it) with it's own on-board processing is the only way to make Latency go away.


HOWEVER - I am getting almost no latency on my mid-year 2015 MacBook Pro with the 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 / 16MB Ram - - - I am using the MBox3.

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I'm no Logic wizard, but I can tell you this much:


I have a 5 year-old iMac plus 2 external drives, one for samples and one for project files. But the most valuable item I own is an RME interface. Their drivers are superb. I generally record with an i/o buffer of 64 samples with neither snaps, crackles, nor pops.



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