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sync large files with short loops

May 11 2008 | 11:31 am

Is there a way to get sync larger files with short loops?
Any object that I

May 11 2008 | 1:31 pm

I’m guessing that you’re asking if you could sync up, say, a drum loop, repeating, with a longer recording of somebody playing something.
Here’s how to do it:

Start them at the same time (duh) and make sure that you’ve changed the tempo on one of the files (preferably the loop) so that they have the same rhythmic BPM. You will need a tap tempo metronome or you could just use a [timer] in Max and !/ by 60000.
I would need more info to help you more.

May 11 2008 | 2:17 pm

Hi there,

Did you ever tried to plug a timer object at the output of plugsync~?
When using the object alone in the pluggo runtime environment, all is
perfect: host’s beats are reported perfectly.
But if you add some audio treatments to your plug (meaning: if you’re
creating something creative and useful for musicians), plugsync~
seems to report beats… when it has time for doing it. I measured
differences as bigger as 100 ms per beat for a 104 bpm tempo.
In these conditions, plugsync~ becomes unuseful.
Same with plugphasor~ .
Is it possible to get plugsync~ working as it is expected to, or
shall I throw away a 4 weeks work?

Many thanks for answering, I’m so desesperate…

And, as usual:
sorry for my bad english .


Eric L.

May 11 2008 | 2:59 pm

hi eli,
thanks for reply. the idea is to prepare a live set with drum loops, but also with larger files (maybe 1.30 min), but they have to stay in sync with the percussion, otherwise the set gets useless.
What do you think about slicing the large files? Sure I

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