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

  • From: Paul Davis <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 09:21:09 -0500

>Thanks, Paul, that helps a lot.
>
>It's starting to sound like UST event time will only be used by 
>certain kinds of plugs, i.e. ones that care about other/outside sync 
>sources, not by all plugs.  An ordinary music synth or an effect 
>processor with no external sync issues wouldn't ever use a UST event 
>time, and could get along with only a sample-based event time. 
>Similarly, musical time is only needed by certain kinds of plugs.  Is 
>this right?

that's correct.

>If so, then I buy the idea that all events need sample-based time, 
>since that's how most plugs will know where during their process() 
>loop to execute the event -- but I don't get why all events need to 
>also have a UST time.  As somebody or other has been claiming.

because (as i just mentioned in a reply to tim) you cannot derive UST
from the other timebases. if you need UST and don't have it, you are
out of luck. this is not true for GMPI-controlled timebases.

--p

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