Logo
Logo

Goldsmiths - University of London

The Global Metronome: Absolute tempo sync for networked musical performance

Oda, Reid and Fiebrink, Rebecca. 2016. 'The Global Metronome: Absolute tempo sync for networked musical performance'. In: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Brisbane, Australia 11-15 July 2016. [Conference or Workshop Item]

[img]
Preview
Text
OdaFiebrink_NIME2016.pdf - Published Version

Download (702kB) | Preview

Abstract or Description

At a time in the near future, many computers (including devices such as smart-phones) will have system clocks that are synchronized to a high degree (less than 1 ms of error). This will enable us to coordinate events across unconnected devices with a degree of accuracy that was previously impossible. In particular, high clock synchronization means that we can use these clocks to synchronize tempo between humans or sequencers with little-to-no communication between the devices. To facilitate this low-overhead tempo synchronization, we propose the Global Metronome, which is a simple, computationally cheap method to obtain absolute tempo synchronization. We present experimental results demonstrating the effectiveness of using the Global Metronome and compare the performance to MIDI clock sync, a common synchronization method. Finally, we present an open source implementation of a Global Metronome server using a GPS-connected Raspberry Pi that can be built for under $100.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing
Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)

Dates:

DateEvent
11 July 2016Published
18 April 2016Accepted

Event Location:

Brisbane, Australia

Date range:

11-15 July 2016

Item ID:

18693

Date Deposited:

07 Jul 2016 07:10

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2017 10:07

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18693

View statistics for this item...

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)