HISS Toolbox - Problem Loading IR File (Issue may be search path related)


    Aug 09 2020 | 1:22 am
    I am trying to implement the HISS "hirt.convolver~" object into a new project and am having issues with loading an IR via the object's attribute.
    Selecting and using the stereo WAV is fine if I use the popup UI. But this doesn't get saved with the patch and recalled correctly (hirt.convolve~" reverts to the inbuilt amplifier IR. Adding the attribute @file "Ir_name.wave" fails complaining that it can't find the file, despite the wav being in my projects search path media folder.
    Any thoughts on my error? Many thanks.

    • Aug 09 2020 | 1:36 am
      Hmm. Further testing using a HISS Multiconvolve and I am having issues also with setting the filename in the buffer attributes, though using the "replace" message this works fine.
      Seems I have some issue with paths. I have checked the project search path settings and all looks ok. ?
    • Aug 09 2020 | 8:53 am
      I'm not super familiar with the newer versions of things, but I presume you're putting the correct extension in the @file attribute at that was a typo above? ("Ir_name.wav")
    • Aug 09 2020 | 9:15 am
      Hey Rodrigo, thanks for your reply.
      Yes, you're right that was an unfortunate typo. I have managed to get the object to load a file but specify the full path, but I need this to be embedded into a standalone, so that will obviously break later.
      I have yet to master the handling of paths in Max.
      PS: really like the work you've done over the years, and have been starting to get into the flucomo project.
    • Aug 09 2020 | 9:38 am
      That's good to hear.
      From the reference file it says:
      Load a new IR file by file name (if file present in your search path) or by file path/name (if file outside your search path). Must be a symbol, so use "quotes" if there are spaces
      So I presume you can just do "@file Ir_name.wav" and have it find it if it's in the path of the file/project. The quotes would only be necessary if you have spaces in your file name, so it's possible that putting them makes it think you are trying to put a path in?
      Glad you dig the stuff! Yeah, some exciting stuff coming out with the FluCoMa tools. I'll be putting up a massive (14.5k) blog post at some point this week detail my use of the tools (among other things) for a performance I did last year with them.
    • Aug 09 2020 | 9:47 am
      As an update, I have added the standalone object the root patcher of the project and checked its "usesearchpath" attribute. This now resolved the issue, for both standalone, but also a standard Project in Max.
    • Aug 09 2020 | 9:48 am
      Fantastic!