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Offline JakeSoft

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Re: Crystal Focus X and some news from the Plecter house
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2019, 12:21:25 PM »
I totally missed your video. Blame me, I wasn't even subscribed (I'm trying to "reduce" some of my digital life exposure) but I subscribed to your channel.
No I wasn't being cheeky at all, the reference above is rather about apple's upgrades, for some of it, nothing saber related.
I got that reference, no worries. As you can image with my involvement on the open-source software, I'm for Android all the way, so that gave me a little chuckle. Thanks for the sub!

As for addressing the questions, I'm sure we're all in the same boart, we want cool sabers. Sure, saber sound has become mainstream, parts price have come down and we don't necessarily need to choose between feature A or B because we can fit them all (along with a partner, we're implementing a bunch of cool easter eggs in the FW, it's so nice to have headroom).
I agree, and thank you for confirming my intuition on some points I predicted in one of my other videos. Mainly, 1) More features in entry-level products and 2) Flatter product tiers. In fact your "less and less sense" wording in your previous post was exactly how I phrased it in my video. That's where I thought you might be cheeky, but must be just a coincidence. It's nice to know we share a few neuron firing patterns in common.  :smiley:


Like my Tron disc from 2015, which is ledstrip by the way, with localized effect.
That's slick. I can tell it's a Crystal Focus, but never thought of using one that way.
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Re: Crystal Focus X and some news from the Plecter house
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2019, 10:37:39 AM »
Will CFX have a "Omnisaber" feature/any way to cast audio to an external and higher quality speaker?

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Re: Crystal Focus X and some news from the Plecter house
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2019, 06:40:00 AM »
Will CFX have a "Omnisaber" feature/any way to cast audio to an external and higher quality speaker?

man, you've been pinging me everywhere...  :cheesy:

To echo on your other/side questions :
As Dmitry answered, it's really not difficult to use a BT transmitter to cast audio to a portable speaker. However, even if recent codecs have a lower latency, you can easily expect 35-120 ms of latency in the sound which I find totally dramatic when the core latency of the board is < 6-8ms and remains real-time. Also, the range is made really poor in metal hilts. It remains "doable" though we prefer lower latency techniques such as my wifi omnisabers. I've just brushed up my v2(.3) code with additional goodies. It both runs RICE configuration and omnisabers controls over long distances and will be directed toward live performance use.
While time is scarse at the moment, I'm also getting into developing my own BLE dongle cause that's something I've been wanting to deal with for a long time, plus I'm going to need this at work very soon.

For the good news, I've removed all dependencies regarding max font numbers and files, so it's just as many as you want, vs. boot load time still, but I get 171ms of boot lag with 19 fonts.

The audio menu is gaining a better HMI, you can really go quickly selecting a new font. I'm probably going to use the former "valsnd" (ie "validation required") to define a regular vs. speedup mode for selection, confirmation etc.

I also cranked up my audio engine and reduce latency of the motion-to-sound to reach 4.5ms average which is < or = to the achieved latency on NB4-PZ5 or CF9, except that this time it's in multitrack mode with 4 players going (font + smoothswing pair + background music track). Of course, latency relies on the SD card but we will provide the right one with the board, like for the previous boards.