Waveform lag or latency issues are generally related to the performance of the Mac and the “ram” memory and processor requirements to operate the software properly, and the software sending inbound and outbound data streams to the MCX8000.
If the waveform lag is that the processor is not sufficient or that the memory is not sufficient it can be one or the other or both. It can also come from the USB cable used which is of very average quality.
For my part I use Oyade brand USB cables, I have one like this for the connections of my different controllers: https://www.amazon.com/Oyaide-Elec-Class-Rev2-1-0- Cable / dp / B00R2R77JG / ref = sr_1_20? Dchild = 1 & keywords = oyaide & qid = 1624632863 & sr = 8-20
and for my sound card I use this one: https: //www.amazon.com/Oyaide-Elec-Class-1-0-Cable/dp/B014M76L5E/ref=sr_1_19? dchild = 1 & keywords = oyaide & qid = 1624632953 & sr = 8-19
Are there applications running in the background in the Mac or is there an anti-virus, it doesn’t take much to reduce GPU (Processor) performance or consume memory unnecessarily.
In addition, I forgot … Macbooks do not have USB3, you have to use an adapter, so you must not neglect the quality of it.
Unfortunately with M1 type processors, one should not expect miracles either, they will never be worth the performance of an “i5 or i7, i9” processor, the M1 range is the Mac of all public (despite the rather high price) roughly speaking, it is a product said to be compatible with certain applications.
I have two macs from mid 2012, one of 13 “and one of 15” and the day they let me go … I will go to Microsoft and I will invest in a gaming laptop, I will pay it much less than a Macbook whose prices are no longer justified (luxury disposable) and which we do not change anything by ourselves: “ram memory, SSD, bluetooth card, battery …” " THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION "