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Old 12-05-2007, 12:32 PM   #4
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That's a good point and far more likely to be the cause of people sounding like they're playing off the tick!

Computer gets start of interval and starts going "tick" at bpm; some time later, "tick" reaches speakers (triggering the player); some time later, player's live audio reaches computer.

The delays caused by poor drivers could add a second between the "tick" and the audio being received quite easily. MIDI input helps a little, as it's only the output audio latency that's an issue. (Someone with a poor audio setup isn't going to enjoy playing MIDI though, as they'd think there's a "MIDI delay"...)
Originally Posted by Tony Williams
...Playing fast around the drums is one thing. But to play with people for others, to listen to, that's something else. That's a whole other world.
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