Tips for Reducing E-Drum Latency

With a couple of tweaks latency can often be reduced, especially for PC/VST setups.

Trigger Scan Time

This is always added to the overall latency so set as low as possible, while still being able to play with the desired dynamics.

Audio Interface Buffers and Sample Rate

Always aim for the smallest possible buffer and the highest sample rate which your audio interface and PC setup can handle without clicks and pops.

Module to PC Connection

Experiment with different connections (MIDI vs USB cable), different USB ports. Try connecting directly to the PC or via the audio interface.

Piezo Polarity

Incorrect piezo wiring can add tiny amounts of latency for some modules which do not implement signal rectification. If you are using DIY pads, or mix pads and modules from different manufacturers, research the appropriate wiring.

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