[PD] tape-like transport emulation (search for external)

Bryan Jurish moocow at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Fri Jun 20 00:17:33 CEST 2008

moin ilya,

for the "pure" diy approach, [soundfiler], [table], and [tabread~],
[tabread4~] and/or one of the new interpolation variants ([tabread4c~]?)
that have been floating around the list recently are the way to go.  you
might also want to have a look at Thomas Grill's xsample~ library (esp.


On 2008-06-19 23:31:43, errordeveloper at gmail.com appears to have written:
> hello list!
> i got back to pd after a little break ;)
> i had made a few recording which i had been trying to master in Snd,
> but Snd has weired set of options which i like ..but sometimes it's
> really unstreightforward ;(
> so .. basically i just came with an idea of a mastering suit, i mean a
> set of abstraction which would have quite similar approach as you do
> have in recording studio!
> first thing i need right now is a mixdown patch, which is nearly ready;
> i wnna mix 4chan -> stereo. the panning and amplification are implemented
> (well, in a weired way, but i like it that way).
> the concept is to do all in pd, cause i couldn't get jackd running and
> just don't want it really.
> i'm sure pd is capable for doing most of what i need and this is a
> proof-of-concept project actually ;)
> so i wish to do some editing in Snd and the do live-mode mixdown iside pd.
> i have got it working quite ok with [readsf~], but it takes only play and
> stop control commands ;[
> *IDEALY*, i'd wish to have tape-like transport with timecode and all
> other imaginable features, ..
> but actually the timecode and marking ..etc could be implemented
> externaly with basic objects ;)
> i really need some external which could rewind and fastforward with the
> sound like tape makes ..surely that will  be fun for others as well!
> i couldn't find anything really ..
> can quite imagine the way of doing it with [soundfiler] and a set of
> tables ..but i reckon that isn't quite right in case of 4 or 6 channel
> files up to 10min (oor even longer).
> again, surely many people are gonna suggest to use jackd and jamin,
> but as i have just said  - i'm traying to implement a pure data
> mastering suit ;]
> does anybody know an external which would do that kind of thing?
> cheers,

Bryan Jurish                           "There is *always* one more bug."
jurish at ling.uni-potsdam.de      -Lubarsky's Law of Cybernetic Entomology

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