Sure been a long time (since the end of max-digest). I hope you're all doing fine. Anyway, I have a question.
I have a patch generating midi and sending it to a vst~ object hosting a Kontakt5 multi.
There's a metronome (using metro) for human players that are playing along to a dozen detonate objects playing the Kontakt multi.
Problem is sync. The piece lasts an hour, and everything drifts apart eventually. I get best results with tweaked DSP settings, but tweaking takes ages waiting to see if stuff drifts after a while.
These settings seem to give me the best results:
dsp sigvs 64, iovs 64
max preempt 1, interval 1, setpollthrottle 40, setslop 5.
Especially reducing setslop makes timing tighter.
But timing still drifts...
I don't need sync in the absolute sense(timed with an external clock), I just don't want the metronome and the detonate players to drift.
I can make the metronome use an audiorate signal for more tightness, but I don't see how I can improve the detonator players with their mS - delay - next way off advancing time. Am I missing something?
Has anyone ever built a quantisation patch, eg. collecting the midi output of the metronome and the detonate players for say 1/16 and outputting them on a 1/16 note grid timed by a phasor object?
Anyway, any ideas most welcome.