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Ive been searching around for a while now, and I just don't know what I should be looking for.

Prices seem to range anywhere between £5 and £100.

The main goal is to expand the voice set available by synthesizing voices through software on the pc when connecting from midi keyboard.

For this reason it is imperative that the delay between striking the keys and hearing the synthesized audio tones is as close to none existing as possible.

Can anyone recommend a device that will achieve this?


It doesn't necessarily have to be usb I would also like to hear about better alternatives if there any

Note my pc is an I7-4770 with 8Gb ram so it should be able to hold up its end

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Both MIDI and USB have some (very small) delays inherent in the protocol, but a device cannot affect those.

For practical purposes, all USB MIDI interfaces have the same latency. To reduce the overall latency, you would have to look at the software synthesizer and the playback audio driver.

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