CPU Efficient alternatives to play~ ?


    Nov 24 2006 | 6:00 pm
    hi,
    I'm building a granular synth thingie that uses poly~ to have a dozen or so play~ objects read out a soundfile at different points in time. my issue is that play~ seems to use the same amount of CPU no matter if it outputs 1 or 2 channels of a 2 channel buffer. I would expect that reading only 1 channel would roughly be half as cpu intensive, or not?
    previously, I had used the xplay~ external, mainly because it uses about half the CPU for reading 1 channel compared to play~. But xplay~ isnt UB yet, and this is important in my case.
    So what I'm wondering if there's a playback object or external that does the follwoing:
    - Is Universal Binary
    - Offers interpolation to avoid aliasing (so no "index~")
    - Doesnt waste CPU when reading only one channel instead of two
    and
    - Lets one specifiy which of the two channels of a two channel buffer to play ...
    thanks for any advice
    axel

    • Nov 24 2006 | 6:23 pm
      Am 24.11.2006 um 19:01 schrieb axelebert:
      >
      > previously, I had used the xplay~ external, mainly because it uses
      > about half the CPU for reading 1 channel compared to play~. But
      > xplay~ isnt UB yet, and this is important in my case.
      >
      does it have to be UB, or is a pure Intel build ok too?
      greetings,
      Thomas
      --
      Thomas Grill
    • Nov 24 2006 | 6:45 pm
      well, the patch will eventually be a free pluggo, and therefore should be as universally compatible as possible. so intel-only won't do it unfortunately.
      thanks for replying.
      axel
    • Nov 24 2006 | 8:45 pm
      Hi all,
      since i got my new Macbook today, here are beta builds of three of my
      externals.
      I have not thoroughly tested them, feedback is very welcome.
      all the best,
      Thomas
      --
      Thomas Grill
    • Nov 24 2006 | 9:11 pm
      cool, this is good news :)
      I'll give them a try.
      thanks
    • Nov 24 2006 | 9:15 pm
      Thank you so much; I' be playing with xsample~ this weekend for sure,
      Cheers
      Roger
      On 24/11/06 20:45, "Thomas Grill" wrote:
      > Hi all,
      > since i got my new Macbook today, here are beta builds of three of my
      > externals.
      > http://grrrr.org/ext/beta/max/osx
      >
      > I have not thoroughly tested them, feedback is very welcome.
      >
      > all the best,
      > Thomas
      >
      > --
      > Thomas Grill
      > http://grrrr.org
      >
      >