Using OSX, I know there is a 256 opened file limit for each
application (once you reach it, you can't even save your opened patch
The preload message to [sflist~]/[sfplay~] opens the sound files, but
the files remain open (which seems quite logical), so if you need to
play a lot of files and use [sflist~], how can you do this?
- Sending the "fclose filename" message to [sfplay~] when possible
doesn't work as the soundfile wasn't preloaded in [sfplay~] but in a
- Preloading without the [sflist~] object doesn't work for my patch as
the main idea is to play a lot of files with a [poly~] (so I cannot
preload the [sfplay~] as the [sfplay~] instance doesn't exist yet) ;
- Sending the "fclose filename" message to [sflist~] doesn't work
neither as the DAC as to be turned off (which is something I'd like to
Although there are ways to change this 256 limit at theOS level, this
is for sure not something I can ask my end users.
Any ideas? (besides having 2 instances of Max running, or doing a
break in the middle of the concert :-)