[gmpi] Re: Reqs 3.9. Time - opening arguments.1

  • From: "Michael Stauffer" <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 17:24:42 -0500

>>I agree with Koen if these changes came from a plug, they could be
>>recorded by the host as automation-type events if desired. I
>imagine this
>>stream tempo being alot like current realtime sync via midi clocks or
>>ReWire. Since most hosts can handle that kind of sync these
>days, I'm not
>>sure why it would be too difficult to add support for it from a plug.
>>Could someone elaborate? Some current hosts record a new tempo
>map while
>>sync'ed to external clocks (slaved), and some others don't, while on
>>others it's a user option.
>>I see a complication though if multiple plug-ins want to be sync master
>>to the host.  There would have to some explicit selection of multiple
>>possible masters, or implicit rules for who's in charge. I
>imagine a plug
>>would notify the host that it wants to be sync master and the
>host would
>>manage things one way or another if there were multiple
>choices, perhaps
>>via a ReWire-style registration method.
>Since there is no way to find out the capabilities or approach of
>ReWire without signing an NDA, can you please explain what mean
>whenever you mention a ReWire feature?
>Can ReWire support varispeed?

Well, I actually have the ReWire SDK, but haven't looked at it yet. I was
hoping someone else here would know details! :)  I've been basing my
statements about ReWire on how I've seen it used, as a sync master and
how a client (and host?) registers itself and (all?) hosts (and clients?)
have a selection method for available ReWire connections.


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