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Synthesia on PC with no lag Asio4All

Posted: 10-14-18 9:41 pm
by tiagolr
1 - Set Synthesia output to the default MS Wavetable synth
2 - On device options turn Off "Use this device for: My Notes"
3 - Open a daw (cubase, ableton etc), set the output to Asio4All, load an arm any Piano VST

Thats it, now the piano sound will come with no lag from the DAW and the other instruments will play from MS Wavetable.
Alternatively set synthesia to VirtualMidiSynth https://www.synthesiagame.com/support/faq#better_synth

I wish I had figured this a long time ago, let me know if it is a repost

Re: Synthesia on PC with no lag Asio4All

Posted: 10-15-18 1:16 am
by Nicholas
The upcoming Synthesia 10.5 update already has one foot out the door and finally includes its own, nice, low-latency synth (using the same technology behind VritualMIDISynth) so in a few days (hopefully), there should be zero steps to getting nearly the lowest possible latency from a software synth.

Re: Synthesia on PC with no lag Asio4All

Posted: 10-15-18 3:43 am
by revilo2
With windows 7 ? with any VST ?

Re: Synthesia on PC with no lag Asio4All

Posted: 10-15-18 8:14 am
by Nicholas
It should work on Windows 7.

The synth is built-in, so it doesn't use VST instruments. But, if that is your preference, you could also install one of the free virtual MIDI loopback drivers (like LoopBe1 or loopMIDI) and send Synthesia's output to your favorite DAW or VSTi directly.

Re: Synthesia on PC with no lag Asio4All

Posted: 10-15-18 12:01 pm
by tiagolr
Thats good to know, meanwhile this method may help others struggling with latency issues on PC, no need for complicated installs or routing.
It works seamless here, no lag, any sound for the user keyboard (using omnisphere here), also great for jamming in Watch and Listen Only mode.