timeinsts — Read absolute time in seconds.


Read absolute time, in seconds, since the start of an instance of an instrument.


kres timeinsts


Time in seconds is available with timeinsts. This would return 0.5 after half a second.

timeinsts produces a k-rate variable for output. There are no input parameters.

timeinsts is similar to times except it returns the time since the start of this instance of the instrument.


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

Example 1126. Example of the timeinsts opcode.

See the sections Real-time Audio and Command Line Flags for more information on using command line flags.

; Select audio/midi flags here according to platform
-odac     ;;;realtime audio out
;-iadc    ;;;uncomment -iadc if realtime audio input is needed too
; For Non-realtime ouput leave only the line below:
; -o timeinsts.wav -W ;;; for file output any platform

sr = 44100
ksmps = 32
nchnls = 2
0dbfs  = 1

giSine ftgen 0, 0, 2^10, 10, 1

instr 1

kvib init 1
ktim timeinsts				;read time 

if ktim > 2 then			;do something after 2 seconds
   kvib oscili 2, 3, giSine		;make a vibrato

asig poscil .5, 600+kvib, giSine	;add vibrato
     outs asig, asig


i 1 0 5

See also

Time Reading


Author: Robin Whittle
May 1997