Low Latency Audio Streaming Made Simple



When streaming audio to another device over the internet, you want the experience to be as close as possible to playing audio in-person. 


Unfortunately, latency can pose a significant obstacle. Noticeable delays between a live performance and what is heard through monitors or headphones can make remote audio collaboration and recording frustrating. 


However, with LISTENTO, you can enjoy lossless audio up to 32bit PCM with just 0.1 seconds delay. Find out more below or start your free trial now. 





Audio streaming software that mimics in-person collaboration


LISTENTO supports lossless multichannel audio, provides up to 7.1.4 surround sound, and allows users to adjust latency and bit rate to their preferences. 


  • Streaming quality: Transmit up to 32 bit PCM audio uncompressed (as well as lower bitrate PCM and AAC codecs) 
  • Plugin formats: Stream audio from VST / AU / AAX plug-in
  • Anytime, anywhere: Record and receive via web browser / plug-in / phone app

Regardless of whether you’re producing music, a podcast, a film score or any other project that requires high quality audio, our remote recording software meets the high standards of audio professionals. Even if you’re thousands of miles away from a collaborator, you can expect low latency, high quality audio streaming and recording that makes remote collaboration feel as if you’re in the same room, with no delays.



Benefits of low latency audio streaming


There are many benefits to low latency audio streaming, including:


  • Collaborate with others wherever they are – With low latency audio recording, you can easily collaborate with others around the world as though they were in the same room.

  • Record multiple people in multiple places – There’s no need to get everyone into the one studio at the same time any more, LISTENTO enables multiple people to record real-time audio thanks to its low latency.

  • Enjoy more scheduling flexibility – Safe in the knowledge your remote recording won’t be affected by latency issues, you can much more easily coordinate collaborations seeing as there’s no need to calculate travel times as part of the collaboration. 

  • Cut costs – Although you can’t avoid buying some fundamental equipment, low latency audio streaming really helps you cut costs as you no longer have to travel to a recording studio. 


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Who’s using it?


  • Major recording studios and Pro Engineers — working alone or at studios

  • Mixing, mastering and recording/tracking engineers

  • Producers/writers and songwriters 

  • Music industry pros, such as A&Rs, managers, executive producers and session musicians

  • Individual educators and instrument tutors

  • Podcasters

  • Gaming studios, broadcast, film and schools


What people also ask about low latency audio streaming


What is low latency audio?


Audio latency is another way of describing the delay before you hear the audio. Low latency is usually defined as anything at or under 100 milliseconds or 0.1 seconds. 


What is low latency streaming?


Low latency streaming is audio streaming with a delay of 100 milliseconds / 0.1 seconds or less. Latency is an inevitable part of audio streaming even with the highest imaginable internet speeds, as it takes time for any matter, even light, to travel. 


However, within certain limitations, you can keep this low enough so that it isn’t noticeable. For example, if two people with reasonably fast (and more crucially stable) internet connections, living in the same city, could definitely jam over the internet without having to travel to meet each other using solutions like LISTENTO


How do i get low latency audio?


There are various ways of maintaining low latency audio locally in your own setup. The most basic are reducing the buffer size on your DAW or using direct monitoring. This is where audio is sent straight from the interface to your headphones or studio monitors, rather than going through the computer and back, enabling you to listen to the audio in its natural form. 


Stephen Bishop
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