Ok… I thought the “latency” or delay idea sounded a bit odd, the first time I read this - and then time, other tasks etc got in the way. I’ve tested this a few moments ago and … no latency or delay etc on the pitch slider when changing layers beyond the normal “soft takeover” aka “Go fetch” aka “Go collect” functionality.
As best as I can, perhaps if I describe those “Soft takeover”/“Go collect” features: As we know, the pitch slider on the SC5000 isn’t motorised - in fact, for good reason where precision is needed, most faders aren’t motorised. So, if you’re on Layer A and have the pitch slider anywhere other than zero.zero, (Lets say it’s at +8% when you change Layers the Layer B song will load in and play (when you push play) at zero.zero pitch. If you want to adjust the pitch of the Layer B track you need to manually slide the pitch slider to where the pitch slider was on Layer A - the green UP and DOWN triangle LEDs will guide you. The pitch numeric display on the screen won’t move/change a digit until you “connect” the pitch slider position to the place where the pitch slider WAS on Layer A.
If you move the pitch slider slowly and it takes you two seconds to “go collect” the pitch slider to the value it was at on Layer A, then you might “perceive” that two seconds as “latency” or “delay”. If you move the pitch slider quickly, or don’t have very far to move it, and it only takes you an instant to match the pitch slider position to the pitch of the other layer, then “an instant” will be how quickly the other layer responds to pitch changes.