sref vs tapv/feedback-delay/etc

Is there a particular reason to use feedback-delay() or tapv() if you dont want to modulate your delay time or have feedback ?

Inside nyquist proper in the source files it seems to be the case that the dsp route is preferred over simply tagging the sound with a new start time with sref.

I’m wondering why that is. Anyone?

sref is for accessing a sound at a specific point in time. For example, if you wish to know the value of a control signal “cs” at time “t1”, you could use:

(setf val (sref cs t1))


;version 4

(setf cs
  (abs-env (pwev 1 10 0.001)))

(format t "level of cs at 2.5 seconds is ~a~%" (abs-env (sref cs 2.5)))

I’m unclear what this has to do with the rest of your question.

If you simply want to delay a sound, you could “cue” it “at” a specified time, but note that when returning the sound to Audacity, it must be delayed relative to something, otherwise Audacity will just put it at the beginning of the selection.

Example using the Nyquist prompt, to delay the track by 0.5 seconds:

;version 4
(sim (s-rest 0) ; null sound starting at time=0 as a reference
     (at-abs 0.5 (cue *track*)))

or to add an echo at 0.5 seconds:

;version 4
(setf echo-gain 0.5)
(sim *track*; original sound at time zero
     (at-abs 0.5 (cue (mult echo-gain *track*))))