I'm working on a piece that will have about 80-100 audio files (6min, mono, 44.1/16) playing back at the same time.
The patch itself will, on loading, select a new set of samples (there would be 80-100 folders, each with 5-10 files).
That's a lot of audio playing back at the same time.
What would be the best, most efficient, way to play back that kind of audio? Loading that much audio into a buffer might not be possible, and same goes for reading that many separate tracks off the HD.
The main machine it would be running on is a 13" macbookpro with 4gb of ram and the stock 5400rpm drive.