The ER-301 AFAIK with the normal firmware adds ~9ms latency to incoming anything. This does not seem unreasonable by any means - there is always going to be some latency with a digital module - but this is too much for the music I make (~127 BPM techno) relative to events happening outside of the ER-301.
My solution right now is to route all external audio through the ER-301 and back out via a single stereo mixer channel. It’s pretty much perfect with that alone and even if it wasn’t I could compensate with a micro delay, but this is not ideal for a variety of reasons.
I’d like to solve this without having to route external audio into the ER-301. Some of my trigger sources have offset/delay options (Temps Utile) but others like my main brain Westlicht Performer, Permutation (Grayscale’s Turing Machine implementation) do not.
I’ll be looking at “delay” modules on modular grid in the meantime, trying to comb through a sea of audio effects, although I’m not too happy about taking up hp for that and I also have a LOT of triggers going on, but maybe there is something built for this purpose that has a lot of i/o?
Another option I’ve considered is a Percussa SSP - which would come with some other benefits as well, but damn it’s big and expensive and would not be practical for live gigging (whenever that happens again ). Still, this seems like it might be the best option considering everything else that comes with it.
Lastly I’ve been looking at “real studio” stuff like 16 channel interfaces but am reluctant to go that route over a matter of milliseconds - also impractical for live gigging (at least at my humble level).
So yeah - the topic - How are you all dealing with this? I’d be interested in any/all solutions people have put in place.
And sorry for the novel, but what else do you have to do besides check the forum everyday drooling for the next version announcement?