I needed to solve a problem for testing latency of a video chat connection from California to Massachusetts, and I needed a good solution for a controlled loopback with a delay in CA with an oscilloscope in MA looking at a clap input there and the loopback time. V2 Rack wound up being perfect for it. On a mac in CA I used two blackhole loopback virtual interfaces to get audio in and out of Rack, I used another audio interface to pick up my imac microphone so I could communicate with the person at the other end, and a fourth interface to monitor.
Took me about an hour to figure out the signal flow and design the monitoring and control system, so that I could receive a clap from MA, delay it with a precisely known amount locally and then send it back from CA, and we were able to measure our latency at a fairly consistent 450 mS over Jitsi. We’re going to try some other approaches and see how close to the theoretical minimum we can get to.
But it was a great tool for this, very user-friendly and helpful. I could not be more pleased with the way it was up to the task and gave me a lot of versatility to monitor and examine the signals.
I feel it drawing me back to wanting to play with electronics and modules again. I’ll hold off a bit longer and see if I can get at least half an album written with guitar, but the pull back is strong.
I tried to install some plugins, but didn’t have much luck, and I didn’t find any good forum topics for it, but I know the question has probably been asked and answered a dozen times. I’m also curious about the ETA for the non-beta, if anybody can direct me to that conversation I’d be glad to read up on it. Not that V1 doesn’t serve my needs, but I’m looking forward to that day when I can unwrap a fresh install of V2 and see what happens.
Maybe this time I’ll go slow at first with the inclusion of new plugins. hahahaha. Ahhh, I don’t think that’s going to last more than a few days.
Thanks Andrew, for all the joy and creative excitement that this clever little program brings into our lives.