Delay in Ableton Plugin

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Studio-412
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Delay in Ableton Plugin

Post by Studio-412 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:49 pm

I think someone had mentioned this in another post (when it was called DMXIS Platinum), but I can't seem to find it anymore.

Is anyone else having issues with the light scenes changing a split second late?

I'd love to be able to create an offset for the MIDI signal, but Ableton only allows that for MIDI ports via the Link/MIDI tab of preferences.
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Is there a way to fix this delay I'm seeing?

Thanks,
-G

Studio-412
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Re: Delay in Ableton Plugin

Post by Studio-412 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:13 pm

Any update on this...?

Hambone
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Re: Delay in Ableton Plugin

Post by Hambone » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:43 pm

Not sure if this will help, but I delay the audio going through Live by 250ms. Then I can adjust each DMX fixture and "trick" it into starting up to 250ms early by using the individual track delays in Live. Also, captured video has about a 250ms latency, so I can then get all video to sync with the music, too.

It enabled me to get strobes to fire exactly on the beat, and some slower moving fixtures I could get to sync movements with more precise timing.

Studio-412
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Re: Delay in Ableton Plugin

Post by Studio-412 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:56 pm

I'm assuming you aren't playing instruments live with your backing tracks? That delay would be tough to play and sing into, no?

Hambone
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Re: Delay in Ableton Plugin

Post by Hambone » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:02 am

If your drummer is playing to a click, you can still send sequenced DMX info "early" by delaying the click 250ms, and adjust the delays on the various DMX tracks. Same effect as delaying prerecorded music.

coryjbergquist
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Re: Delay in Ableton Plugin

Post by coryjbergquist » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:57 pm

Did anyone ever see any delay improvements with the DMXIS plugin? It seems like I'm having the same issue. The workaround of adding a track delay works, but I would have hoped that wouldn't be necessary.

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