So after experimenting some this morning i noticed that running my nanoloop 2.7.9 on my DSLite trying to manually sync it with another device (since there's no midi sync for DS) it would not stay in tempo for long and i saw something was slacking back... so i decided to do some tests with ableton
here are the results:
CONST: 4 on the floor kicks as a controlled sample loop - 120 bpm - syncing of recorded wave on the first kick with the tempo (set 1.1.1 here)
after around 50 bars the tempo of my ds recording was easily a 1/16th note behind the ableton tempo. when adjusted to fit the tempo, resulting tempo of DS recording was 119.85 (adjusted over 65 bars)
after around 140 bars recording tempo was behind ableton tempo by just a fraction of a note... i couldn't tell you how much exactly but very very little, you have to zoom in really close to see the shift.
After tempo adjustment over around 160 bars tempo was still 120. so pretty much accurate as a gameboy can be.
Is there a reason for this? this kinda bummed me out, i just played a show yesterday with my DS and nanoloop for the first time and i loved the way it sounded on the PA.... was thinking of making that my new main instrument. but i wanted to sync it to a drum machine and if all i can do is manual sync and there's a considerable slip in tempo that's just not gonna work.
Love to hear what people think about this.