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A syncopation module for jsynth, baudio, and webaudio;

how to use it

see also the example

The constructor requires beatsPerMinute and SampleRate values.

var sync = require('jsynth-sync');
var timer = sync(72, 8000) // 72 bpm, samplRate 8000 (8k samples per second) 
var t = timer.on(1, function(time, beatCount, clearFN, swingFN){
    // do something every beat 
var i = timer.on(1/2, function(t, b, clrFN){
    // do something every half beat 
function synth(t){
    timer.tick.apply(timer, arguments)


sync.on(beatValue, fn)

timer will call fn every beatValue. the return of sync.on() is a function which clears fn from being called any more. Your function will be called with the actual clock time of the call, a count for the beatValue, and a function you can call to clear the current call for good.

var quarter = sync.on(1/4, function(time, beatCount, clear, swing){
    // do something every quarter-beat 
    // beatCount is the # of times this beatValue has been called. 
    if(beatCount % 4 == 0) // only do something every 4th quarter beat 
    if(forSomeReason) clear() // clear the timer  
  // the siwng function allows you to have the next beat (or all beats) 
  // changed to a new interval 
  if(true) swing(interval)
  else if(true) swing(0) // you must set it back manually 
    quarter() // clears it 
}, 4000)


Timer tick does not require any arguments, but will pass them on to your function. Simply call it for every sample.


clear all the timered functions