[LAU] Arch Wiki Professional_audio

Hermann Meyer brummer- at web.de
Fri Mar 31 08:43:02 UTC 2017

Am 31.03.2017 um 09:43 schrieb Will Godfrey:
> On Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:25:34 +0200
> Hermann Meyer <brummer- at web.de> wrote:
>> Am 30.03.2017 um 17:25 schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
>>> On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:47:20 +0200, Hermann Meyer wrote:
>>>> You'll never change anything on "travel time of the sound wave in the
>>>> air", so why make it complicated?
>>> If live music, theatre etc. should be your domain, you hopefully try to
>>> compensate issues caused by travel time. Or am I mistaken aren't there
>>> possible issues caused by travel times?
>>> Regards,
>>> Ralf
>> If there are, then it is related to the room / speaker positions.
>> Nothing you can change with pc-setup-tools.
>> Maybe with a specialized software for that, but again, no general
>> solution could be provided. More likely you'll look for a better speaker
>> position.
>> But most likely is the opposite, you'll use the travel time as "effect"
>> . To say, hey, this room has a nice acoustic, really great live atmosphere.
> A question I've asked before, but don't remember getting an answer to.
> Are people overthinking the whole issue of latency?
> How did the 1920's Big bands manage - spread across a stage? What about a
> theatre organist playing an instrument where different ranks have different time
> delays, from a few milliseconds to nearly half a second?
> You can invent clinical tests where it's easy to detect this, but has anyone
> played with a real-world complete mix to discover how far out a mix has to be
> before it becomes noticeable.
> I once did a basic comparison of played arps against the same track quantised,
> and (with A/B testing) was surprised at how far out it could be before I could
> tell which was which - especially if the 'drift' was slow and across several
> bars.

I think, for listeners, latency, if it is in a "normal range" wouldn't 
be a issue, often it is the opposite (eg. Live Atmosphere) , but for the 
artist, even a small amount of latency could be disturbing, when you 
hear your instrument delayed without using a delay.

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