jxalex wrote on 2018-11-07, 16:14:
Hello, it seems like dream. IF there will be a new software then why not the new hardware devices too? Look here we are also cr […]
Hello, it seems like dream. IF there will be a new software then why not the new hardware devices too? Look here we are also creating new soundcards.
Is it difficult to get 2 cards at the same time to work (multitrack output!) ? In a work of double GUS?
Or what about the new multitrack card?
After I get the card ready then I can fully provide specifications so it can as well be 3x stereo output, with one IRQ in use, which can be used as routing for different external effect units.
Also there is not so much technical difficulty to add 2 MIDI ports on the new card, as then the data sending will be with 16bit port instead of 8bit port, while status register will be the same.
Yeah having unmixed / multi track output would be pretty slick. I've even tried 'hacking' two "track" output with L/R balance panning. (yeah laugh it up.. it was a LONG time ago, i was young) and a multitrack mixer... Worked sorta, but the sound card that I was using had a *lot* of bleeding between channels... so it didn't work too well... I think I tried it again recently, with ladspa or alsa configuration (with FT2-clone) and it worked, but then realized what a pain in the ass that was to gain two track mixable output and lose stereo output... 🤣
But hear me out on this one. The ultimate dream would be FT2-clone's playback (speed/pitch, direction if speed was in the negatives) being controlled by XWAX. If you guys don't know what it is, check it out. (http://xwax.org/) I trusted my instinct and purchased two Serato (commercial "digiital DJ " software) vinyl records, as it said it worked best with them, and low and behold, it works awesome. It plays MP3s and WAVs relative to the speed / direction of the vinyl record, with impressively low latency . Like as in it feels like I am playing actual vinyl. I've used many of the commercially available hard/software packages available (even the actual Serato program) and I can hear, and feel, a "delay" or latency. You can't cut & scratch with that going on. But I definitely have been able to with xwax. So, FT2 is pretty low latency, like no latency (for example muting / muting channels / groups of channels), so I think that in theory it would be acheivable.
Neither XWAX or FT2 support external things ( XWAX doesn't output the timecode vinyl signal, and FT2-Clone doesn't support input or "midi sync" etc so there'd be no infrastructure for it).. That's why I am calling this a dream.
Both are opensource... So who knows...
Just wanted to share with ya'll cuz I saw mention of ft2-related dreams =)