vdelayx — A variable delay opcode with high quality interpolation.


A variable delay opcode with high quality interpolation.


aout vdelayx ain, adl, imd, iws [, ist]


imd -- max. delay time (seconds)

iws -- interpolation window size (see below)

ist (optional) -- skip initialization if not zero


aout -- output audio signal

ain -- input audio signal

adl -- delay time in seconds

This opcode uses high quality (and slow) interpolation, that is much more accurate than the currently available linear and cubic interpolation. The iws parameter sets the number of input samples used for calculating one output sample (allowed values are any integer multiply of 4 in the range 4 - 1024); higher values mean better quality and slower speed.

[Note] Notes

  • Delay time is measured in seconds (unlike in vdelay and vdelay3), and must be a-rate.

  • The minimum allowed delay is iws/2 samples.

  • Using the same variables as input and output is allowed in these opcodes.

  • In vdelayxw*, changing the delay time has some effects on output volume:

    a = 1 / (1 + dt)

    where a is the output gain, and dt is the change of delay time per seconds.

  • These opcodes are best used in the double-precision version of Csound.


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

Example 1195. Example of the vdelayx 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 vdelayx.wav -W ;;; for file output any platform

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

instr 1 

ims  =	.5				;maximum delay time in seconds
iws  =	1024				;window size
adl  =	.5				;delay time
asig diskin2 "fox.wav", 1, 0, 1		;loop fox.wav
a2   poscil .2, .2, 1			;make an LFO
adl  = a2 + ims/2      			;offset the LFO so that it is positive
aout vdelayx asig, adl, ims, iws	;use the LFO to control delay time
     outs aout, aout

f1 0 8192 10 1

i 1 0 10


See also