Buffer Size

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Buffer Size

Post by bkshepard » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:00 pm

I am having issues with stuttering on playback and have had suggestions to increase the buffer size to 2048 or even 4096. However, when I go to the buffer setting, the largest value I can set is 1024. I've got a nearly-new Mac Mini (2018) with 64 GB of 2667 MHz DDR4 RAM running on a 3.2 GHz Intel i7 with 6 cores. I'm in Finale 26.1 on OS 10.14.5. I generally play audio through a MOTU 896HD, but even when switching to the built-in audio, I can't increase it beyond 1024. Am I missing something?

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Re: Buffer Size

Post by David Ward » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:30 pm

Under the Finale menu MIDI/Audio > Device Setup > Audio Setup… you should find this (see screenshot) in both F 25.5 and 26.1 on a Mac. I'd recommend increasing both the buffer size and the sample rate as shown.
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bkshepard
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Re: Buffer Size

Post by bkshepard » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:43 pm

Yeah, that's where I'm looking. The largest buffer I can set is 1024 regardless of what the other settings are.

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