USB and midi latency?


#1

Hello,

We would like to use the nice dadamachine for live drumming with an Akai MPC
Is it possible to have an idea of the latency (in ms) between a midi signal which would come from USB or MIDI DIN and the beginning or the end of the solenoid action you are selling ?

many thanks !
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b


#2

@benjamin I did not measure the roundtrip exactly but the latency for direct hits > without mallet mechanic is around 10ms i think. Depending on your setup > distance of the object to the striker it goes up.
So probably you will notice a delay if you have samples and robotic action at the same time.

Moritz from sonicrobots wrote some general information about the topic in this post: http://learning.sonicrobots.com/2012/05/04/a-latency-control-concept-for-midi-driven-mechanic-robotic-instruments/

Maybe someone out there tried it with a MPC already. I don’t own one currently.


#3

ok thanks @nevvkid for the infos, looks good

If anyone have feedbacks of live drumming with any midi controller, I would be curious

best++
b