[PD] readsf~ / soundfiler crash with lots of big files

pete mcpartlan petemcpartlan at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 10 20:06:19 CET 2004

hi stephan,

could you not have less tables by not allocating each
voice an array? loading soundfiles into say 6 arrays
and switching between them. and as you press a key it
loads the key into the oldest array/table, there's a
file in the documentation about voice allocation i

hope this is useful 


 --- Stefan Turner <stefan_turner at yahoo.co.uk> wrote: 
> Hi list
> I'm trying to make a piano sample player using a CD
> I
> just got. I have a 'voice' abstraction per pitch and
> therefore per sample file, which has a table of the
> first 4096 samples preloaded with a loadbanged
> readsf~. The readsf~ and tabwrite~ are stopped and
> the
> patch switch~ed off when the table is loaded. This
> table is played immediately when the note is hit to
> cover the gap between 'open' and '1' to the main
> readsf~, which then plays the rest of the original
> file from 4096 on.
> It works fine with a few voices, but when I try to
> have about 12 voices (covering one whole octave!) pd
> crashes as soon as it opens and won't behave until I
> restart the computer. I guess this is because the
> sound files being loaded are quite large (up to
> 5MB)?
> With the table-preloading removed, it doesn't crash.
> So basically is there any way around this? I've
> tried
> soundfiler as well, and the same thing happens. Do
> both these objects try to load the whole file into
> memory even if you tell it to stop after 4096
> samples?
> Sorry about the length of this, it's fairly tricky
> to
> describe. If anyone has any ideas I'd be grateful!
> Stefan Turner
> Moving house? Beach bar in Thailand? New Wardrobe?
> Win 10k with Yahoo! Mail to make your dream a
> reality. 
> Get Yahoo! Mail http://uk.mail.yahoo.com
> _______________________________________________
> PD-list at iem.at mailing list
> UNSUBSCRIBE and account-management ->
> http://iem.at/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pd-list


ALL-NEW Yahoo! Messenger - all new features - even more fun! http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com

More information about the Pd-list mailing list