[PD] loading audio files on the fly

glyn glyn at interchange.ubc.ca
Fri Oct 25 07:09:33 CEST 2002

hi all,

so here's a bit of a newbie question:  i was just wondering if there was
an efficient way of loading audio files live without getting dropouts.
i've tried the experimental threaded version of pd 35, as well as using
readsf~ to stream audio data from disk into arrays, both of which
improve performance somewhat but still cause fairly frequent stutters in
the output.

i'm currently running PD on a PIII notebook with a bundled (ESS Maestro
sound card (no functional ASIO drivers, so i can't use the -blocksize
flag) under Windows 98, audiobuf set to 500 and sleepgrain set to 2, and
am using xgroove~ to read the sound tables.  any suggestions?

sorry if this has been better covered elsewhere (i looked through the
archives, but didn't see anything that was of particular help.)


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