Datapixx(‘SetAudioSchedule’)

Psychtoolbox>Datapixx.{mex*} subfunction

Configure a schedule for autonomous audio waveform playback.
-“scheduleOnset” is the desired delay (in double precision seconds) between
schedule initiation, and when the first audio waveform sample is played.
-“scheduleRate” is the rate at which successive waveform samples are sent to the
audio transmitter. The value is given in samples/second, and must be in the
range 8000-96000.
-“maxScheduleFrames” has two modes, depending on whether the full waveform has a
fixed known length. If the waveform length is known (eg: 100000 samples), then
just pass 100000 to maxScheduleFrames. In this mode, once the audio waveform
schedule is started with StartAudioSchedule, the schedule will terminate
automatically when maxScheduleFrames has been reached. If the waveform length is
not known in advance, then pass 0 to maxScheduleFrames. In this mode, the
waveform will continue until the schedule is manually stopped using
StopAudioSchedule.
-“lrMode” specifies how the left/right ears should be updated from the waveform
buffer. The following values are used:
0: MONO, Each Audio schedule datum goes to left and right ears
1: LEFT, Each Audio schedule datum goes to left ear only
2: RIGHT, Each Audio schedule datum goes to right ear only
3: STEREO, Pairs of Audio data go to left/right ears
If STEREO is selected, then 2 rows of data should be downloaded in
WriteAudioBuffer. -“bufferBaseAddress” specifies the start of the RAM buffer
which holds the waveform data inside the Datapixx. Use WriteAudioBuffer to
download the audio waveform data to this address before calling
StartAudioSchedule.
-“numBufferFrames” specifies the size of the waveform buffer in the Datapixx
RAM. For many applications, the Datapixx has enough RAM for WriteAudioBuffer to
download multiple complete waveforms before initiating playback. In these cases,
numBufferFrames could be left at its default value of maxScheduleFrames. If
maxScheduleFrames is larger than numBufferFrames (or 0), then each time the
waveform frame counter reaches a multiple of numBufferFrames, the waveform
buffer address automatically wraps back to bufferBaseAddress. This circular
buffer effect can be used for streaming arbitrarily long waveforms into an audio
schedule. Simply monitor freeBufferFrames returned by GetAudioStatus, and use
WriteAudioBuffer in streaming mode to append new waveform data into buffer space
which has already been played. The circular buffer effect can also be used to
implement periodic waveforms very efficiently. A long periodic toneburst could
be assigned a small buffer filled with only a single period of the waveform. The
periodic waveform will play continuously, and any WriteAudioBuff into the
waveform buffer will immediately update the generated waveform.
Note that every call to StartAudioSchedule must be preceeded by a call to
SetAudioSchedule (ie: multiple calls to StartAudioSchedule each require their
own call to SetAudioSchedule)).
Note that schedule timing is implemented in hardware with microsecond precision.
See DatapixxSimonGame, DatapixxAudio*Demo files for examples.

###See also: InitAudio, WriteAudioBuffer, GetAudioGroupDelay, StartAudioSchedule, StopAudioSchedule, GetAudioStatus