In this short tutorial you will learn how to connect and set up an audio interface with BTV Solo in 4 simple steps.
1. Connection First
Connect your audio interface with your computer before you open BTV Solo.
2. System Settings
Open BTV Solo and click on the “System” button to open the system settings.
3. Selecting an Output Device
Click the “Audio Output” box. The drop down menu shows all available outputs.
Select your audio interface.
4. Setting the Buffer Size
The optimal buffer size depends on the performance of your soundcard or audio interface.
The smaller the buffer size the shorter the delay between hitting a drum pad and the sound being played. Obviously you want this delay being as short as possible.
On the other hand a very small buffer size can result in audio drop outs. So the right buffer size is always a compromise between a tight response and a smooth audio performance.
Set the buffer size to the smallest value.
Load a pattern or song and play it back. If you haven’t created a pattern yet load a kit and play something.
If everything sounds fine leave the setting as it is.
If you hear audio drop outs or distorted sounds set the buffer size to the next higher value and repeat the process.
Note that you might have to increase the buffer size at a later time when you play more complex patterns.
I hope this tutorial has helped you connecting your audio interface to your BTV Solo and setting a good buffer size for your system.
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