Forgive the intrusion of such a practical question, but I sense the Ableton forums are actually not very helpful after some searches.
Ableton, unlike other DAWs, seems to insist on maintaining the same latency for hardware MIDI synths as plugins. I think they refer to this as Playthrough. And as far as I can tell, the rationale of this is to minimize jitter and keep the whole package in the same time frame. However, for actually making music, the latency is horrible on real systems (keeping buffer size reasonable).
Is there a way to eliminate this imposed latency of midi hardware synths?
Specifically. . . I activate record on a midi track. Hit a note on the midi controller. The latency on the hardware synth is say. . . 25ms.