This is really backwards. Logic can handle guitar+bass+other various inputs with no perceivable latency BEFORE utilizing the latency-free button on the transport. Maintage, designed for live performance, however cannot handle a single audio source without noticeable latency. This is absurd. I can get down to 8ms fine tuning things, but my CPU is at 90% and it's still inferior to running in Logic.
How does this make sense?
Anyway, since I know I can get to 8ms on my aged laptop and Konnket 6, what gear is required to actually use this program. I know it's possible because Tretn Reznor's apparently been using it for a while (since LITS IIRC?).
Actually I think I might be ok with it. Turns out there was an adaptive limiter on out1-2 I thought was just reg limiter. For me unacceptable latency is any delay between me playing a note and it sounding through the speakers. Ive only just noticed there are numbers for latency on each track (i assume the out1-2 sums them in its channel strip number?). I seem to be ok with my TCElectronic Konnekt6 though my CPU is in the red zone with adding couple software instruments up. Will investigate guitar later though I suspect that'll probably push it too hard... That's at 64 samples with I/o buffer on.
I found an article on mix magazines website interviewing a tech for one of reznors tours and he was using 2xserve computers with a p I soundcard @32 samples with various channels gettin sent to and from the FOH. For future investments what kind of machine do you think could handle 3-5 guitar+bass channels and about as many software instruments and samplers (logic+NI plugs) without breaking 60 or 70% load. On CPU load, what do the people you work with usually consider a CPU limit?