Time offset for audio/MIDI sources

Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:36 pm

In my recent bass drum animation here https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fa1uTDLe9mg the pedal of the bass drum is triggered by the audio of the bass drum itself.
Problem: the animation STARTS when the trigger is registered, however the beater needs some time to hit the drumhead and therefore is always too late.

I had to create the (muted) audio-track of the bass drum "moved to the left", means it plays too early, to get everything right.

It would be great to have the possibility to add an offset (positive and negative) to an audio or MIDI source.
TKS
 
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Re: Time offset for audio/MIDI sources

Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:49 pm

As I recall, the "Start time" option on the file menu will enable you to offset the start time of an audio track as you describe. You need to create a file with a unique name (unlike any other in the project), but it doesn't need the time offset to be pre-applied. You can adjust the time offset within Magic.

I don't know of an equivalent MIDI feature.
Terry Payman
 
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Re: Time offset for audio/MIDI sources

Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:41 pm

Yes, the “Start Time” option exists exactly for this purpose, and it works for both audio and MIDI files. Please see the User’s Guide for more information.
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Re: Time offset for audio/MIDI sources

Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:45 pm

The option is cleverly hidden I must say :D
I searched for "Offset" in the manual.
Anyway, thanks both for your help, it's highly appreciated!
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