[PD] sample player anyone?]

altern altern2 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 01:12:10 CEST 2005

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> altern hat gesagt: // altern wrote:
>>but the main issue I wanted to point to, I guess, is that in my
>>opinion it would be good for PD to have a good, portable sample
>>player abstraction that people can use and reuse if they dont know
>>(or dont have time or cannot be bothered, etc...) to code themselves
>>Sometimes I give introductions to PD to multimedia students, and it
>>is quite a difficult point when they ask for a complex sample player
>>like the object in MAX and I have to answer 'you have to code it
>>yrself from scratch or start from qsample.pd'. Of course they mean
>>one where they can straight away to change frequency, invert the
>>sound, and control all kinds of parameters.  And qsample, despite of
>>being a nice example, it doesnt fulfill all this.
> That's exactly what rrad.minipli.pd is intended for. I also use this
> in classes, because I just don't want to hear any sine waves anymore
> there, so I just tell students to load rrad.minipli, and that's it:
> They can play some nice wav-files they have on disk and it sound much
> better than the [osc~] orchestra with clicks, you normally hear in Pd
> workshops. 
> There also is rrad.minipli-xsample.pd, which uses xsample~ internally,
> but for this usecase, it doesn't have many advantages over qsample. 
> Anyway, rrad.minipli intentionally is kept simple, but of course it is
> possible to extend the idea to a more complex sample player.

:) I knew somebody had had to deal with the same issue before me. Thanks 
for the tips.

> Ciao


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