Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Sep 21 12:36:13 UTC 2016

On 09/21/2016 12:24 PM, Perry Nguyen wrote:
> I am still vaguely under the impression that if a Timebase master client is
> Link-capable then any transport-aware client (e.g. most LAU apps today)
> would be able to follow any tempo changes described by the master and
> therefore automatically have "Link support"

Theoretically, yes. A jack timebase master is supposed to translate
current absolute position to musical time. It's mainly useful for

Ableton Link does not provide an absolute reference, so the client would
have to maintain an internal count depending on transport state, infer
that information and keep track.

Still jack-position is versatile enough to represent information
provided by Link:


The real question is if it's useful and how many jack-apps
can cope with potentially non-linearity WRT to absolute jack transport
sample time.


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