[LAD] interesting blog post about syncing blender and ardour

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Sep 22 15:36:24 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Ralf Mardorf
<ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:

> Yes, "transport sync" is the right term and that is waht "we" need.
> So the rest, my argumentation, is just blah-blah:


> everything is fine. SMPTE between a Yamaha 4 track tape recorder and an
> Atari ST was good enough to play a synth recorded to the audio tape and
> played by the sequencer in unison, without any noticeable delay, even simple
> click signals for sync, used by the C64, were able to do this.

almost certainly using MIDI Clock, which is utterly unrelated to SMPTE or MTC.

> For people who have better luck than I've got MTC can sync different
> machines to Linux good enough, only SMPTE for some applications is missing,
> because video equipment is using SMPTE and not MTC.

then either convince someone to finally write a JACK client that does
the conversion between SMPTE and JACK Transport, or alternatively buy
a SMPTE<->MTC converter box. they don't cost much (less than someone
should get paid to write that client, thats for sure).

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