[PD] Soundfiler

David Sabine dave at davesabine.com
Tue Apr 30 08:28:42 CEST 2002


I'm curious about the differences between "Soundfiler" and "readsf~".

I've been relatively unsuccessful with both of these so far, yet it seems that what I'm trying to do is quite simple.

I'd like to play back many mono wav files simoultaneously. Each file might be as long as 5 minutes or shorter than a few seconds.  I've created and edited most of the wav files in Cool Edit Pro and saved them as 16-bit PCM wav files.  When I try to play them using readsf~ I get a "Bad header" error in PD's terminal window.  And using soundfiler, I can read small-ish files into an array but the -resize flag fails when I try to read longer files (approx 3 - 5 minutes).

I'm assuming first that I might responsible for the errors; so I suppose my real question is: WHICH object is more capable, flexible, stable, and all-round BEST for playing wav files?

Many thanks
Dave Sabine
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