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Old 06-21-2017, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default 5.50? - macOS - disable I/O Safety Buffer setting (like in latest MainStage)

It looks like it's now possible to disable this macOS-CoreAudio-specific double-buffering ... see here:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH13675...ewlocale=en_US

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I/O Safety Buffer checkbox: When selected, MainStage uses an additional buffer to process audio output streams, providing a safeguard against crackling noises that may occur when using very low I/O Buffer Size settings. If turning on this preference does not improve things on your system, disable the checkbox and select a larger I/O buffer size setting.

Note: Use of the I/O Safety Buffer preference increases the output latency and therefore the round trip (input plus output) latency.
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Justin, are you going to add this tiny little, but very powerful option, in Reaper 5.50 ?
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:34 PM   #2
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don't quote me on this, but i always thought reaper didnt support the "safety buffer" and was essentially always "disabled"
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:54 AM   #3
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It looks like it's now possible to disable this macOS-CoreAudio-specific double-buffering ... see here:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH13675...ewlocale=en_US

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I/O Safety Buffer checkbox: When selected, MainStage uses an additional buffer to process audio output streams, providing a safeguard against crackling noises that may occur when using very low I/O Buffer Size settings. If turning on this preference does not improve things on your system, disable the checkbox and select a larger I/O buffer size setting.

Note: Use of the I/O Safety Buffer preference increases the output latency and therefore the round trip (input plus output) latency.
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Justin, are you going to add this tiny little, but very powerful option, in Reaper 5.50 ?
Isn't this a feature of MainStage specifically, not CoreAudio in general?
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:00 AM   #4
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don't quote me on this, but i always thought reaper didnt support the "safety buffer" and was essentially always "disabled"
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Isn't this a feature of MainStage specifically, not CoreAudio in general?
Magoostus, Matt, good questions ... Could somebody please shed some light on this?
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