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re: overdubbing advice

October 3, 2006 | 4:00 pm

I am asking for advice about the realities of overdubbing in MSP. I want to process live e-cello using various vst~ fx modules and also record and overdub using record~, buffer~ and groove~. If I am overdubbing about 20-30 seconds maybe as many as 6 times as well as having the e-cello’s sound processed what sort of issues will I run into? I mainly want to know whether MSP and my Powerbook G4 has the capability and the power to do all of this without glitches. I have already spent an incredible amount of time building a patch and it is very big. I would appreciate any advice about whether I should continue.
Thanks.
Jeff


October 6, 2006 | 8:24 pm

acdcvc wrote:
> I am asking for advice about the realities of overdubbing in MSP. I
> want to process live e-cello using various vst~ fx modules and also
> record and overdub using record~, buffer~ and groove~. If I am
> overdubbing about 20-30 seconds maybe as many as 6 times as well as
> having the e-cello’s sound processed what sort of issues will I run
> into?

I am not aware of any problems you could run into, unless the vst’s you
choose are too demanding. Overdubbing in the original sense would not
add any demand on the CPU, you’re just using the same process over and
over again. A single record~ would not eat more if you setup a feedback
for overdubbing. You can do it 10000 times… (don’t know if this would
still sound good though… ;-)

> I mainly want to know whether MSP and my Powerbook G4 has the
> capability and the power to do all of this without glitches.

You are talking about your Powerbook, and you are the expert… Nobody
else knows the details of your machine, but I’ve done an 8-Tap delay + 8
phrasesamplers all with pitch shifting on a 500 MHz G3…

> I would appreciate any advice about whether I should continue.
> Thanks. Jeff

If you like your music please continue, if its crap, shut up (has
nothing to do with gear… ;-)

Stefan


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