In computer music one usually says that the audio latency of the system should ideally be less than 10ms…
On the other hand, as the speed of sound is around 340 m/s in the air it means that whenever you are away of more than 4m from an audio source, you perceive the sound emitted by this source with a latency which is greater than 10ms. Does it means that someone performing should be this close to his amplifier? Also, when several musicians are performing together (let's say a march band, which farthest musicians are way farther than that) I guess there is a kind of "closest neighbor synchronization" so that the whole band is in synced, but still… (Obviously,this does not apply for amplified bands as the speed of sound in cable is close to the speed of light, or when a director a synchronizing everybody by visual signals, they go at the speed of light too…).
Are we overthinking this latency problem when doing computer music?
(Not much of a real question, but this has puzzled me for quite a long time…)