[PD] Interruption of audio / Loading sound into array

Claude Heiland-Allen claude at goto10.org
Mon Oct 31 19:13:44 CET 2011

On 31/10/11 17:37, Sebastian Hanusa wrote:
> Dear List!
> I have a problem, where hope the solution is so easy as it is
> complicated for me to find a solution:
> When I am loading a soundfile (about one 30 seconds, stereo, .aif,
> 16bit/44100Hz) to an array and simultaneously I have a quite simple
> audio prozess like replaying a second soundfile with [readsf] + for
> example a delay and a bandbass I get in the moment of loading to the
> array a dropout of the audio stream.
> I tryed to switch off the patch within the array for the moment of
> loading - but I get the same result.
> Is there a way to avoid this dropout?

If you need the sample "instantly now", then probably not (you could try 
increasing the pd buffer size which adds latency, but that's no guarantee).

But, if you need it "quite soon but I can wait a little" see also:


and similar mailing list archive threads.

> I am working with pd_extended 0.42.5 on a MacBook 2 GHz Intel Core 2
> Duo, OS X 10.5.8
> Thanks a lot for any help and with best regards,
> Sebastian


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