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Thursday, October 5, 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
T3 - AUDIO LATENCY
Kevin Gross, Cirrus Logic, Inc. - Boulder, CO, USA
Latency or group delay is a measure of time delay experienced by a signal passing through a system. Latency is increasingly recognized as an important performance metric for digital audio systems. Audio professionals accustomed to analog equipment may not be wholly familiar with latency's characteristics and effect on system performance.
What causes latency? What does latency sound like? When is latency an important consideration? How much latency is too much? Is lower latency always better? What can be done to mitigate latency?
This tutorial will cover the fundamentals of latency, will draw on literature and experience of live-sound engineers, and use live demonstrations to address these questions.