[chuck-users] midi clock

Ge Wang gewang at CS.Princeton.EDU
Thu Apr 20 14:39:07 EDT 2006

Hi Kassen!

> At the moment I'm merrily ChucKing allong building a little "groovebox". 
> My idea here is that it's easier to put knobs on a laptop then it is to 
> put a comand line on a groovebox.


> For true groovebox functionality it would be nice to have some way of 
> listening to a MIDI clock and this seems to be missing at the moment. Of 
> cource MIDI sync normally works quite differently from the typical 
> structure of ChucK code but at least some way of relating to it would be 
> nice.

Indeed there is no underlying functionality to interpret a MIDI clock at 
the current time.  If we can work it cleanly into the timing framework it 
would certainly be worth having.  It is now on the TODO list.

Thanks for the suggestion and the potential solution!

> Bad;
> Keeps MIDI alive while it realy should have died long ago.

Yes, in all likelihood, MIDI will outlive humanity.

> Good;
> Allows one to jam with friends who haven't yet realised MIDI 
> should have been left in the 80's.



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