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ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™
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Vista and Windows 7
Other Questions
Revision History

ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™

1. What does the ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ do
Answer : Now you are in charge of the tempo. No longer dictated by the machines setting a static tempo for your performance. We now can make real music with machines connected! By using controllers that you already have like foot pedals, knobs on your midi controllers or keyboards. And by playing together with the ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ pushing or pulling that tempo your way.

2. Does the ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ come as a plug in
Answer : ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ is a stand alone software. The reason is that plug ins are not allowed to control the tempo of the host. If this was techincally possible, ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ would have been a plug in.

3. How does ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ work
Answer : Tempo codes is transmitted by what is called a midi clock. This is signals that runs on an ordinary midi cable that you connect to the midi in port of your equipment. The user interface is similar to the good old metronome, but with some extra controls making it easy for you as a performer to be in charge as the tempo boss.

4. Why do I need the ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ as a Performer
Answer : You want your performances and your recordings to have that edge that some rubatos and natural tempo variations can give. In popular music, the chorus will often benefit for a slighter faster tempo than the verse. And you now easily can slow down the tune to a super sensitive ending. In classical music, these tempo effects are so natural, but taken away from us by stubborn machines refusing to run at other speeds than punched into their screens.
If you are a guitar player, you will now appreciate how easy it is to synchronize your delays to your playing.

5. Why do I need the ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ in the Studio
Answer : It will make it easier to handle tempo in your DAW or Sequenzer. When recording your drum track together with ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™, you will have a Tempo Master Track that makes aligining the tempo easy. Just import the midi file made by ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ and the midi tracks will go in synch with the drums!

6. Why do I need the ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ as a Composer
Answer : Very often, composers and arrangers want to do an arragement of a song that exists as a wave file. Getting this file to be in sync with the midi in Finale and Sibelius is no longer difficult. Just record the tempo in ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ tapping along to the audio file and open the midi tempo master file in your notation software.

License

1. How long is the evaluation period
Answer : Evaluation period is 30 days. After this period, a purchase must be performed.

2. How do the full version differ from the demo version
Answer : The demo is a fully functional software.

 

Vista and Windows 7

Vista is a challenge for many audio software programs, due to higher latcency than XP. The main reason for this is that Vista has a default setting for power saving running at the lowest possible CPU speed.

When the ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ runs with the power save setting, latency can cause the software to have audio hickup problems at higher BPM settings.

To fix this :
- go to the Control Panel
- open Power settings
- go for the Maximum Performance option

Note that setting the Maximum Performance option will make the CPU run at full speed all the time. Beware that this might cause the machine to run hotter than normal.

Windows 7 may or may not work well. Please give us some feedback on your experience with Windows 7.

Other Questions

1. The software seems to go "bananas" or act sluggish
Answer : You have probably a feedback loop.
Please check the Input Midi Channel. Do not activate the Input IAC driver on the MAC or the Input Maple Midi driver on the PC. This will result in the midi messages sent in an infinte feedback.

Audio feedback is also possible. The laptop microphone is a typical source for this effect. The feedback is interpreted as tempo inputs and ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ will change tempo accordingly.
This might happen if both inputs and outputs are activated in the Options – Audio and Midi Options menu and the output is routed to the input in the internal Windows or Mac mixer. Another source of feedback might be the internal microphone of the computer. An indication of a audio feedback loop is if the Audio In LED flashes in time with the beat. Uncheck the active input channels option in the Audio Settings menu to see if there is a problem with an audio loop. Solve the problem by opening the Windows/Mac mixer and disable the audio loop or lower the microphone input. For instance, in the Realtek mixer this option is found in the Record section as Stereo Mix or Mic input.

2. How to change the click sound
Answer : You can use your favourite click sound by replacing the click.wav file in the Program Files - ADIG folder. Make a short wave file with 16 bits, 44100 kHz, mono.

3. The click does not seem stable in time
Answer : There is a feedback loop (See 1. above) or some problem with the amount of CPU available. The ADIG HUMAN SYNCHRONIZER™ is a real time application that can be challenged by other software running on the computer. 4 The software can not be expected to work on older machines and there is also a challenge running Vista on higher beat settings. Before doing a purchase, check that the software runs satisfactory in demo mode on your hardware.

4. The software will not start or quits unexpectedly
Answer : There might be a problem with the license. Check that the license.dat file is present in the Program Files folder. Starting the software for the first time, an internet connection is required for collecting the license file from the ADIG server. The program will quit if this connection with the server is not established. If the demo time has expired for your machine, you will need to purchase a license from www.adiginvention.com and perform the activation procedure. See license part of FAQ for more information.

Revision History

v2.1

Changed licensing policy

v2.1 Beta

Fixed problem with hanging Audio Selector window MIDI Clock output now works also with Demo version

v2.0

New Audio detect algorithm presented at NAMM show 2010, to be used with any instrument!
New Beat Detect Mode!
Beat Detect any tempo holding down TAP
Any control now MIDI assignable!
Tempo presets crossfade sliding

v1.31

Licence handling now more robust. Please try this if you have problems getting your demo license with v1.3.

v1.3

Audio Tapping
Improved tempo tracking
Improved controller handling
Support of both midi controller and pitch wheel for tempo
Midi channel filtering
Now stores latency so no need for recalibration
Alert window if server connectivity problems with license information

v1.2


Release presented at the Musikkmesse Frankfurt 2009
Studio menu added
Tempo midi file recording and playback
Support for MMC and Mackie Control Emulation Start/Stop
Studio TAP function for assigning tempo to pre-existing audio and video files.
Tempo Send automation for easy recording of tempo automation in DAWs that do not support midi tempo files

v1.101


First official release presented at the NAMM show 2009
Focus on Live use and functionality