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One-man-band - split cues from aux?
Old 1 week ago
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One-man-band - split cues from aux?

I play a mixture of my own music and covers live, using acoustic guitar, vocal and sometimes harmonica aswell.
I usually take my phone/pc with me for backing tracks.
I´m missing having a click-track at times.

With airPods etc released, I was thinking if it could be possible to
get cues from f.ex using a soundcard with bluetooth, and two cues?
Or even better, if possible; create two stereo tracks on top
of each other, with the possibility to split into cues.
One for lightning output, and one for airPods.
Is this even possible?
Old 1 week ago
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It would probably be possible; at least, there's no inherent technical reason why it couldn't be done (though whether or not software would support it is an open question). However, I suspect there might be enough latency in the Bluetooth connection to the headphones to make it less than ideal for a click track synchronized with the other output; it appears they have (depending on the model) anywhere between about 75 ms and 200 ms of added latency. The latter figure, for the first generation airpods, would make them quite unusable for this situation; it's equivalent to a sixteenth note at 75 bpm, or an eighth note at 150 bpm.
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