What is latency? Chris October 23, 2020 02:31 Updated Latency: the slight delay between the moment you play a note and hear it in your headphones or speakers after conversion and processing. For information on how to reduce latency, please see "How do I set my software's I/O buffer ?" Related articles Windows: What are the USB Device Streaming latency values? Clicks and Pops on the Mac How do I set my software’s I/O buffer? Looking for Apogee's knowledge-base? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.