The “L” Word – Latency & Digital Audio Systems: Opening Pandora’s Box?
In light of all of these questions and discussions, I decided it was time to learn more about the effects of latency as it pertains to digital audio, digital snakes, live audio and monitors – in particular, in-ear monitors. Unfortunately, I found that there’s very little data published about it.
So, after some research of my own, and numerous conversations with audio professionals and manufacturers, I’ve formed my own take on the subject. What follows is an attempt to remove some of the mystery and present a rational look at latency, it’s real effects, and how much can be tolerated by performers and audiences.