N i g e l wrote:Serious face, back on topic....
How much latency can a real guitarist tolerate ?
if the speed of sound is 343 m/s, it takes 3ms per meter to hear the sound out of your amp.
My casio works by measuring the time period / cycle of each string.
For the low E @ 83 Hz thats 12ms to do the measurement.
+ maybe another 4ms to transmit a 6 note chord over MIDI = 16ms (#1)
equivilent to standing 5 or 6 m away from the amp .
Is that acceptable these days ?
(#1) all guess work, if your interested I could actually measure it on a scope.
I have tried a couple of Roland GR systems (as well as the original Korg X-911) over the years and all have had too much latency for me to be comfortable. The latest Boss SY's are latency free. But I decided I wouldn't get the mileage out of it so didn't bash the plastic in the end.