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Simultaneous same file playback through multiple devices

August 17, 2013 | 10:24 am

Let’s say we have a buffer being read through in one instance on one computer.
Is there anyway to have another computer with the same sound file essentially "pick up" where the other buffer is and have them play simultaneously?

Trying to think this through,

August 17, 2013 | 2:37 pm

Midi, UDP, OSC communication of the two computers eg.
You could even use a digital audio signal for high precision over adat or SPDIF.
(I guess there shouldn’t be any digital DC filtering on neither in nor output of these)

August 18, 2013 | 9:53 am

I don’t have much trouble getting the two computers to communicate using one of the protocols you listed, but I am having trouble having the second computer understand where the first computer’s current location in the buffer is, and having the second computer pick up and play alongside the first.

August 18, 2013 | 3:01 pm

hm. depends what exactly you are trying to achieve but what about sending the current playing position in ms via OSC and having the second computer start from there? Or I don’t understand your problem. Could you be more specific?

August 19, 2013 | 11:10 am

Do you think it is possible to send a continuous line~ message through osc that could coordinate two devices to a buffer position?

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