Is declaring an unnecessary number of Poly~ voices bad?


    Nov 14 2013 | 1:35 am
    Quick question: I recently made a polyphonic sampler and gave my [poly~] an arbitrarily high number of voices (e.g. [poly~ polysfplay~ 100]). It works great, i'm just wondering if there's any downside to giving it so many voices, like eating up a little extra processing power. I'm using mute to stop audio processing of nonactive voices, as suggested in MSP Tutorial 21.

    • Nov 14 2013 | 2:21 am
      the voices which are turned off dont not comsume extra CPU.
      i see only two disadvantages:
      - fragmentation of RAM - load time of the patch
      but decide yourself, how much it matters in a situation.
      to change the numbers of voices later, after the initialisation, can also cause trouble. so it is not the worst idea to set a high maximum from the beginning.
      -110