clockon

clockon — Starts one of a number of internal clocks.

Description

Starts one of a number of internal clocks.

Syntax

clockon inum

Initialization

inum -- the number of a clock. There are 32 clocks numbered 0 through 31. All other values are mapped to clock number 32.

Performance

Between a clockon and a clockoff opcode, the CPU time used is accumulated in the clock. The precision is machine dependent but is the millisecond range on UNIX and Windows systems. The readclock opcode reads the current value of a clock at initialization time.

Examples

Here is an example of the clockon opcode. It uses the file clockon.csd.

Example 117. Example of the clockon opcode.

<CsoundSynthesizer>
<CsOptions>
; Select audio/midi flags here according to platform
; Audio out   Audio in
-odac           -iadc    ;;;RT audio I/O
; For Non-realtime ouput leave only the line below:
; -o clockon.wav -W ;;; for file output any platform
</CsOptions>
<CsInstruments>

; Initialize the global variables.
sr = 44100
kr = 44100
ksmps = 1
nchnls = 1

; Instrument #1.
instr 1
  ; Start clock #1.
  clockon 1
  ; Do something that keeps Csound busy.
  a1 oscili 10000, 440, 1
  out a1
  ; Stop clock #1.
  clockoff 1
  ; Print the time accumulated in clock #1.
  i1 readclock 1
  print i1
endin


</CsInstruments>
<CsScore>

; Initialize the function tables.
; Table 1: an ordinary sine wave.
f 1 0 32768 10 1

; Play Instrument #1 for one second starting at 0:00.
i 1 0 1
; Play Instrument #1 for one second starting at 0:01.
i 1 1 1
; Play Instrument #1 for one second starting at 0:02.
i 1 2 1
e


</CsScore>
</CsoundSynthesizer>


See Also

clockoff, readclock

Credits

Author: John ffitch
University of Bath/Codemist Ltd.
Bath, UK
July, 1999

New in Csound version 3.56