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Question: Hey jf - I have a very interesting question for you. How does a DAW keep track of time? Ticks, OS clock, or something completely else? Especially when it comes to calculating BPM, time signature, song length, and etc.
Asked by Matthew (76.37.54.x) on May 30 2024, 2:22pm
Reply on May 30 2024, 2:52pm:
    Depends on the DAW! In general though the samples-processed is the most important, the OS time isn't as relevant. REAPER tracks project position in seconds as a double, which has its own set of problems. I remember Paul the Ardour dev saying at some point they switched to some other unit like 100-nanosecond intervals or something, but I forget what it was exactly.

  • Posted by Matthew (76.37.54.x) on May 30 2024, 4:11pm:
    That is very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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