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Help with auto-refreshing umenu and random file player

April 26, 2011 | 8:14 am

I need a patch that a) autorecords and creates the sound file constantly when triggered and b) playback those files constantly and randomly.

I’ve gotten part A to work, but I can’t get part B to work.

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The problems is that with dropfile, the umenu never updates and I don’t know how to trigger or refresh a folder in umenu. Probably not through dropfile, but I don’t know any better. Another is that I don’t know how to update the random maximum ‘number’ as the number can’t be fixed as the files build.

Is there a way to simply have the patch autoplay and autorandom all files within a specified folder instead of using a maximum number?

PS: My recording patch more or less works, however I had to rig in a delay bang to make the open message get triggered first before the record message. I think there must be a much more elegant way of doing this, if so, can someone please advise me?



MIB
April 26, 2011 | 5:53 pm

have a look at the object "filewatch", it will tell you when the contents of a folder changed. then you can rescan it and update your umenu.


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