Umenu – finding audio, help

Dec 9, 2012 at 8:58pm

Umenu – finding audio, help

andrew benson has been a huge help and i’m sure this is a simple fix you guys but we have developed a patch which selects audio files from a folder at random, i just cant seem to work out how to get the audio out.

thanks for your time.

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Dec 9, 2012 at 9:09pm

So wait, are you asking how to play the audio from the randomly chosen file? If so, you should take a look at MSP tutorial 16 which teaches you about playing audio files.


Dec 9, 2012 at 9:11pm

placing a buffer under the prepend read object loads a file and double clicking it works but when connecting its grove, theres no sound put

Dec 9, 2012 at 9:25pm

I got it to work

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Dec 9, 2012 at 9:45pm

hey man thank you so much for your time, still getting used to it again. it only plays the sound once though, ive added play/stop messages to the groove but no joy. Thanks again for your help!.

Dec 9, 2012 at 9:49pm

i worked out that the ezdac needs to be switched off and on again for it to work if you press stop

Dec 9, 2012 at 11:52pm

for groove~ you can send it a message “loop 1″ to turn on looping.

Dec 10, 2012 at 1:17am

thanks, i worked it out. Last question, say i wanted four of these, how do i change the foo message so my buffer/groove objects are independent of each other and still update their wave form displays?
thanks again.

Dec 10, 2012 at 1:26am

the way that buffer~ works is you give it a name as the first argument. So you can have 2, 5, 10000 (well maybe not that many) buffer objects each named: foo1, foo2, foo3…fooN. Then you have groove~ objects which you can either set the buffer it reads from via the set message, or you can put it in as the first argument.


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