|April 26th, 2010|
|tech, looper, music [html]|
(duration + loopEnd - position) % durationUnfortunately, this isn't quite right. There's latency involved in the system, with buffers in several places. This means that the samples that you are recording at time T were created to go along with samples that you played at time T - latency where latency is small but noticible. If I were able to get jack working with chuck in realtime mode (and the usb mouse driver too) then I might be able to get latency down to perhaps 2ms (64 samples) and be able to ignore it. That approach didn't seem to be working. Talking to blake, though, I realized I could simply start recording a little early to compensate. So really the number of samples to wait for is:
(duration + loopEnd - position - latency) % durationThen the question is, what to set latency to. I put jack on its default setting, where it performed pretty well. This turned out to be using two buffers of 1024 samples each. So I started with latency set to 2048. Some trial and error showed that really what I wanted was 1024+1024+512. Where does the 512 come from? I'm not sure. It might be jack's input buffer, or perhaps a chuck buffer. Regardless, I can now play one loop and then put another one on top of it totally synchronized. Very exciting.
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