Q:I just purchased Waveclock but did not get a download link or instructions!
A:The process is manual, so it will take anything up to 48 hours for us to provide you with your copy of Waveclock.
Q:When I try to run Waveclock it quits with an error message.
A:Waveclock needs at least one MIDI output available to run. Usually people use MIDI loopback via OSX's IAC bus to route MIDI clock to some other software. Instruction video to setting up the bus can be viewed here.
Q:I'm interested in Waveclock because I'm a Logic Pro user and wanted start using analog synths with my setup. Everything sounded tight in the virtual world but as soon Logic tries to sync or trigger hardware, it gets sloppy. Logics midi clock is useless - even for syncing to other software. I know it's not a hardware problem because I did alot of testing and posted a vid on youtube.
A:When writing an audio to midi clock converter, one will have to make compromise between the phase accuracy (how "musical" is the output) and accuracy in reacting to tempo changes. Our algorithm (backend of it is explained in this paper http://www.cs.tut.fi/sgn/arg/klap/sapmeter.pdf) is like a psychoacoustic music listener that produces rather phase accurate output, where tempo has a tendency to fluctuate easily. Tik works nicely for visual applications, but I would not use it as a synchronization solution for music. You might want to check out RedSounds's little piece of hardware: http://www.redsound.com/products/soundbitemicro They have the opposite approach: they provide rather robust tempo, but is slow to react to changes and the phase is usually wrong. The phase does not matter though in a drum machine for example because the users SETS the phase when starting the drum machine manually.