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Visual feedback of current cycle?

asked 2016-08-11 07:06:09 -0500

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updated 2016-09-06 17:56:00 -0500

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Tidal's cycles are running all the time. Sometimes I want to know what cycle it's on so that I can execute a different bit of code at a precise time. I can place clues within the sound, and also count internally but it's not as precise as a visual stopwatch would be. Is there perhaps a way that Atom (or even a separate running program) can accommodate this?

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I was literally just going to post the same question. get out of my brain!

kindohm gravatar imagekindohm ( 2016-08-11 07:42:03 -0500 )edit

Good thought, definitely something to implement

yaxu gravatar imageyaxu ( 2016-08-12 09:27:10 -0500 )edit

at the risk of Slack history being lost, here's the relevant discussion about how to implement this: https://livecode.slack.com/archives/tidal-innards/p1471283428000286

kindohm gravatar imagekindohm ( 2016-08-15 12:55:10 -0500 )edit

This link didn't work for me.

blaerg gravatar imageblaerg ( 2016-08-20 16:15:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-17 08:18:12 -0500

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This is an interesting idea. First I'd like to try to see about a possibility to do something w the post window . I made a thing in SuperCollider that does this in a very limited capacity and not at all how I'd like to see:

https://vimeo.com/142716236

Next, since Tidal communicates with SuperCollider using OSC I'd like to try sending OSC to Processing as well and have visual representation there.

But hey, this is all fairly involved stuff. It is fun to think about why though. Why do we want visual representation?

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For musical reasons, especially with convoluted patterns, it would be extremely helpful to know where 1 2 3 4 etc are when executing new lines of code. I am using Tidal in a compositional way and this would be a huge step up.

blaerg gravatar imageblaerg ( 2016-08-20 16:17:35 -0500 )edit

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