Some of you may remember a previous thread I made about how crazy the latency was on my computer. That was partially the result of my work computer suddenly becoming unable to connect to the internet the day before a big deadline, and no matter what I did, I couldn't fix it, so I ran to a computer shop and spent less than 5 minutes selecting a computer. I really regretted that, but that's what happens when you make decisions under tons of pressure. The computer had ridiculous latency whenever I recorded, so I eventually just shifted everything I recorded back.
So over a year has passed since then and I was really getting frustrated with my computer, so I bought a new one, which has already made work way smoother and easier.
Although Reaper loads almost instantaneously now and everything goes super smoothly, there is still a noticeable latency whenever the record monitoring is on. Sure, it's way way way less than what was on my old computer (and was one big reason I always had record monitoring off).
So I'm wondering if latency is just something that even super high-spec production computers have to deal with or what. My new computer is an Intel i7 10th generation processor with 32GB of RAM, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with the 64-bit version of Reaper and every plug-in that's in it. I have a 1TB NVMe SSD and just high specs across the board. Now, sure, it's not the highest specs available, but I'm really surprised by the latency.
Is there some trick to getting it down or should I just leave record monitoring off like I did on my previous computers? (Why is it even on by default when it has noticeable latency with most recent computers?)