Hello , I have a question that I hope access will be able to answer.
I have a virus TI, the plugin mode "mostly" works, but occasionally I get pitch anomalies and timing shifts. Everything is configured correctly according to the guide, I'm using the proper USB port on a Mac pro.
My question, why is it that a USB sound card doesn't ever have these kinds of problems? I'm genuinely curious about how this is designed. Is it because the virus is sample accurate? Does it really NEED to be sample accurate, when most hardware synths work fine with only midi timing?
Does the stream stop and start when playback stops and starts, or is it continuous?
There are tons and tons of people experiencing problems like this for years, and for the above reasons I have abandoned the use of the plugin, I'd really like to continue to use it, and I'd really like to know why this is such a problem for so many people while regular USB audio cards are capable of flawlessly handling 4-6 stereo streams.
Has access considered a complete re-write of how the TI interfaces with the computer? For example sending a set of simple, continuous and reliable audio streams to the host, with MIDI type of data controlling the notes and CCs. Is this possible? As far as I know, USB audio is not reliable for sample-accurate data.. and I don't understand why sample accuracy is needed?