[PD] Looping samples with tabread4~

Kevin McCoy km.takewithyou at gmail.com
Wed May 16 21:51:38 CEST 2007

If you are interested in saving yourself the headache (I was wanting to do
the same thing last summer) you can just use the susloop~ external from

On 5/16/07, Mikael Gunnerås <m.gunneras at bredband.net> wrote:
>  Hi!
> Maybe I haven't looked hard enough but I just haven't been able to find
> any examples on building a sample playback engine  that will allow for
> sample-start, loop-start and loop-end positions to be set. The question is
> what would be the easiest way to achieve this.
> I have been thinking about ways to achieve the sample clock driver but
> since I'm new to PD perhaps my thinking is too complex.
> My ideas have been:
>    1. Should I try generating the sample clock driver using two phasor~
>    objects where one phasor~ handles sample-start 'til loop-end and let the
>    other one (loop-start 'til loop-end) kick in once the first one has
>    completed it's first and single run.
>    2. Perhaps using a vline~ for the first part instead of a phasor~
>    3. Simply using one phasor~ object and offsetting the start value of
>    it's second cycle to the loop-start position
>    4. Simply using a vline~ object and "loop it" with a different start
>    position the second time onwards.
> I suppose I would have to use the samphold~ object to make the shift
> between phasor~ or vline~ or just to offset the start position of a phasors~
> second cycle.
> Any ideas or examples on how to best achieve this would be more than
> welcome.
> /Mikael
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