groove~ buggy weirdness

    Jul 08 2006 | 8:14 pm
    Hey everyone, I've been having some problems with groove~ and I wanted to find out if I've just been doing things wrong for a while or if there is some problem with the object that no one talks about.
    Very frequently when using groove~ to play from a buffer, it will just not respond to signals that I send it. This usually happens after I play from the buffer once without having loop turned on. I thought that this might have to do with groove thinking that it's a literal tape loop, so that if I send it a positive signal of 1 to go forward. It would need a signal of -1 to go back to the beginning of the "tape." Does that make sense? I tried that and it worked, but only sometimes. All of this wouldnt really be a big deal --it was minor enough to probably be user error-- until I discovered that while turning the dac~ on and off didnt help, adding a new MSP object while the dac~ was on temporarily fixed the problem, but only temporarily. Does anyone know what this means? Is there some sort of ram issue going on? Am I missing some major function of the groove~ object?

    • Jul 08 2006 | 8:35 pm
      I only know that if the loop is off you can't play samples backward, but everything else should work. i mean, every value > 0 should make it play, no need of a negative value to go back. hope this helps.
    • Jul 08 2006 | 9:21 pm
      The loop is off and I'm playing samples backward. I checked this out on my other machine and basically the exact same thing happend so I'm inclined to think that It's something I'm doing wrong. But I am still experiencing the same thing.
    • Jul 09 2006 | 6:59 am
      > Am I missing some major function of the groove~ object?
      i would say so....
      the manual says: int or float In left inlet: Sets the sample playback position in milliseconds. 0 sets the playback position to the beginning.
      before (re)starting your groove, you have to tell it from where to restart - it it's from the beginning a simple [t f 0] should do the work
      have a look at the help file
      -- Kasper T. Toeplitz noise, composition, bass, computer