Windows 10 – Tweaks for Audio Production & Realtime Audio

[work in progress…]

1 Basic Tweaks for Audio Production

1.1 Energy Settings

Deavtivate all energy saving options. See: https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/de/articles/209571729-Windows-Optimierungs-Tipps-f%C3%BCr-die-Audioverarbeitung

1.2 Disconnect from all networks

  1. An active network connection is always causing things to do for the operating system.
  2. A lot of tasks from the Task Scheduler only start with an active network connection. I don’t need any Windows maintenance stuff while I am working. To completely stop all tasks temporary see 2.1 Task Scheduler / Aufgabenplanung.

1.3 Deactivate Network Devices in Device Manager

Operating System is still doing stuff with the Network Drivers? Let’s deactivate the network devices and let’s write a script…

1.4 Prozessorzeitplanung / Hintergrunddienste

See: https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/de/articles/209571729-Windows-Optimierungs-Tipps-f%C3%BCr-die-Audioverarbeitung

1.5 A seperate Harddisk Volume for Audio Data & Deactivating Search Indexing

See: https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/de/articles/209571729-Windows-Optimierungs-Tipps-f%C3%BCr-die-Audioverarbeitung

2 Tweaks for Realtime Audio Processing

2.1 Task Scheduler / Aufgabenplanung

“Hey Windows, please stop doing maintenance stuff while I am performing live on stage!”

It would be nice to stop Task Scheduler temporary. But that’s not possible. A lot of tasks only start with an active network connection. So a basic step would be to disconnect from all networks. But it should be possible to write a script which deactivates all active/ready tasks and reactivates them again.

3 Analysis of Computer Performance

LatencyMon – http://www.resplendence.com/downloads

The LatencyMon software analyzes and identifies which device, driver or service is causing audio dropouts or errors.

HowTo: https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/de/articles/209571729-Windows-Optimierungs-Tipps-f%C3%BCr-die-Audioverarbeitung

4 Online Resources

Native Instruments – Windows Optimierungs-Tipps für die Audioverarbeitung – https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/de/articles/209571729-Windows-Optimierungs-Tipps-f%C3%BCr-die-Audioverarbeitung

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