After downloading Waveclock or Wavetick, the installation is fairly straightforward: Simply double click the .dmg file open and drag the application icon to "Applications" folder found at the left side of a fresh Finder window.
2. Renting wavetick
After opening Wavetick, you are greeted with an about window. The rent button is at bottom right. In case you wish to reopen the about window, you can do so by navigating to the Wavetick menu on the application bar at the top of your desktop.
Renting requires a PayPal account and will give you a short-timed license to use Wavetick for 24 hours from the activation. Let's see through the steps..
Here you may select the anticipated audience count for your show; The price ranges from 4.50 euros for maximum audience of 50, to 900 euros for an unlimited audience. After selection, simply click the PayPal button!
After the PayPal payment is completed, you may enter the same email you used with PayPal and click the OK-button.
Initially, the rent license will be downloaded on your computer in an inactivated state. You can activate it either right away or at a later time by returning to the About dialog, found in the Wavetick application menu in top bar.
3. Buying Waveclock or Wavetick
After opening Waveclock, you are greeted with an about window. The buy button is at bottom right. In case you wish to reopen the about window, you can do so by navigating to the Waveclock menu on the application bar at the top of your desktop.
4. Using Waveclock
The MIDI clock check box toggles the sending of midi clock data over the network; 20 clock messages are sent per every beat, allowing synchronization to happen. The resync -button restarts the MIDI clock signal at the next beat.
With the Stop on silence check box you can stop sending MIDI events when the audio indicates silence. Press the '...' button to open the silence mode configuration menu.
Pull the threshold slider to change the decibel at which silence mode is put on; And rotate the release dial to change the amount of frames of silence required before activating the silence mode.
The Snail-rabbit knob controls the sensitivity of bar, beat and tatum counters. The normal mode is most compatible with music at around 140 beats per second. The snail mode fits better for slower music, such as that around 80 bmp, while the rabbit mode is for the fastest of music, at around 200 or so bmp.
5. Features of Wavetick
These three blinkers correspond to the midi data about bar, beat and tatum being sent, giving a visual cue of what is going on.
Toggling the Midi events -check box starts or stops midi events being sent. The "map" button brings you into a menu, where we have a special 'phase' mode..
Here you can send individual midi events by clicking the appropriate 'send' button. But perhaps more importantly, here you can toggle "Send phase" - when selected, it sends the phase at which bar, beat and tatum currently is. Otherwise it sends the distance from the next click.