[music-dsp] DOS [or DOS mode] for low latency on PC?

jeffrey traer bernstein jeffyb at ccrma.stanford.edu
Tue Jan 6 10:34:00 EST 2004


Planet CCRMA is a souped version of redhat linux designed for audio with 
a kernel tuned for low latency and rpms chock full of audio software.

http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/


Rob Belcham wrote:

>The input - output latency largely depends on your sound card. If you've got
>a cheap, or built in sound card, the latency is likely to be quite high.
>
>Typical modern soundcards with ASIO drivers can achive a latency in the
>order of a few ms. Is this low enough for your needs ?
>
>I understand Linux is also good for real-time, low latency audio, might be
>worth checking out.
>
>Regards
>Rob B.
>
>
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>>From: music-dsp-admin at shoko.calarts.edu
>>[mailto:music-dsp-admin at shoko.calarts.edu]On Behalf Of augmentics
>>Sent: 06 January 2004 17:34
>>To: music-dsp at shoko.calarts.edu
>>Subject: [music-dsp] DOS [or DOS mode] for low latency on PC?
>>
>>
>>Hi,
>>
>>As mentioned in the past, I need low latency between input and
>>output for my
>>processing algorithms.
>>However Windows has horrible latency.
>>
>>Is it worth considering using a DOS PC - or "DOS mode" with
>>16-bit programs
>>to access the raw
>>soundcard hardware thus avoiding Windows? [There are several ASM
>>drivers etc
>>for SoundBlaster hardware
>>on the Web]
>>
>>Or is this simply an insane idea ...
>>
>>regards,
>>
>>Richard
>>
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