[LAU] re Zoom R16

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Tue Nov 26 00:35:47 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 07:26:11PM -0500, Al Thompson wrote:

> I understand sync issues, but I would think that the latency of the
> output device would have more influence than not having the playback
> device's clock synced to the input.  I've never heard of a clock
> drifting so badly that, for example, it took 3:05 to play back a 3:00
> song.  I can't imagine anyone's playing to be of such exactness that the
> lack of sample-accurate playback sync would possibly be noticed???  If
> you are overdubbing over drum tracks, can you truthfully say that your
> note start times are within 1/48,000th of a second??

Typical errors for cheap cards are less than 0.1%. But that still
means 0.18 seconds after 3 minutes.



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