Monday, February 02, 2009
Okay so this is quite similar to a method for synchronising something to Trippy H - as in, the basic concept is the same.
So the idea is basic. This is a very quick and dirty way of getting some sync going. This is still very much a work-in-progress and it is something I will be developing further in the very near future.
You will need:
• Computer running your favourite music software (that can accept MIDI clock messages)
• Audio input on your computer
• Max/MSP 5 or Max/MSP 5 Runtime (the runtime can be downloaded for free)
• The Max/MSP patch, which can be downloaded here: http://milkcrate.com.au/_other/downloads/max_patches/DS_Sync/
• 2 x Nintendo DS / Lite consoles
• 2 x Korg DS-10 cartridges
• Boot up and sync both Korg DS-10 carts. Load up your favourite song on one. For the other, simply load up a pattern where there is a kick or a snare hit on every crotchet beat - this is our clock DS-10.
• Launch your favourite music app that can accept a MIDI clock signal. Connect the audio output of the clock DS-10 to the computer. Launch the Max/MSP patch. Activate the audio DSP in the Max/MSP patch. Route the MIDI data from the MIDI out object along a virtual MIDI path to the music app.
• Hit start in the Max/MSP patch to start the sync. Hit stop to stop the sync.
This is all very unstable - you need to quit any CPU intensive tasks for example - and it's only good enough to show some sort of working example. However, as I said I will be working more on this soon and the quality of the sync will improve dramatically (hopefully). This method is not yet recommended, but I thought I would show how I did it so far, that's all.
Demo video is here: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=BqYVvJuxH5w