Play random audio file from specific folder


    Apr 14 2011 | 3:10 pm
    I am trying to make a patch that opens a random audio file (.aif) from a specified folder, This is what I've got bellow. I don't understand what the next stage is to make this work
    {
    "boxes" : [ {
    "box" : {
    "maxclass" : "newobj",
    "text" : "sprintf open %ld.aif",
    "fontsize" : 12.0,
    "numinlets" : 1,
    "numoutlets" : 1,
    "patching_rect" : [ 655.0, 689.0, 113.0, 20.0 ],
    "outlettype" : [ "" ],
    "id" : "obj-22",
    "fontname" : "Arial"
    }
    }
    , {
    "box" : {
    "maxclass" : "toggle",
    "numinlets" : 1,
    "numoutlets" : 1,
    "patching_rect" : [ 700.0, 654.0, 20.0, 20.0 ],
    "outlettype" : [ "int" ],
    "id" : "obj-21"
    }
    }
    , {
    "box" : {
    "maxclass" : "newobj",
    "text" : "delay 100",
    "fontsize" : 12.0,
    "numinlets" : 2,
    "numoutlets" : 1,
    "patching_rect" : [ 700.0, 629.0, 63.0, 20.0 ],
    "outlettype" : [ "bang" ],
    "id" : "obj-6",
    "fontname" : "Arial"
    }
    }
    , {
    "box" : {
    "maxclass" : "newobj",
    "text" : "random",
    "fontsize" : 12.0,
    "numinlets" : 2,
    "numoutlets" : 1,
    "patching_rect" : [ 655.0, 592.0, 51.0, 20.0 ],
    "outlettype" : [ "int" ],
    "id" : "obj-19",
    "fontname" : "Arial"
    }
    }
    , {
    "box" : {
    "maxclass" : "newobj",
    "text" : "sfplay~",
    "fontsize" : 12.0,
    "numinlets" : 2,
    "numoutlets" : 2,
    "patching_rect" : [ 655.0, 725.0, 49.0, 20.0 ],
    "outlettype" : [ "signal", "bang" ],
    "id" : "obj-23",
    "fontname" : "Arial",
    "save" : [ "#N", "sfplay~", "", 1, 120960, 0, "", ";" ]
    }
    }
    ],
    "lines" : [ {
    "patchline" : {
    "source" : [ "obj-6", 0 ],
    "destination" : [ "obj-21", 0 ],
    "hidden" : 0,
    "midpoints" : [ ]
    }
    }
    , {
    "patchline" : {
    "source" : [ "obj-19", 0 ],
    "destination" : [ "obj-22", 0 ],
    "hidden" : 0,
    "midpoints" : [ ]
    }
    }
    , {
    "patchline" : {
    "source" : [ "obj-21", 0 ],
    "destination" : [ "obj-23", 0 ],
    "hidden" : 0,
    "midpoints" : [ 709.5, 681.0, 640.0, 681.0, 640.0, 720.0, 664.5, 720.0 ]
    }
    }
    , {
    "patchline" : {
    "source" : [ "obj-22", 0 ],
    "destination" : [ "obj-23", 0 ],
    "hidden" : 0,
    "midpoints" : [ ]
    }
    }
    ]
    }

    • Apr 14 2011 | 11:10 pm
      You could use [dropfile] into [umenu], and randomly trigger files that way:
    • Apr 15 2011 | 1:51 am
      try this
    • Apr 15 2011 | 1:52 am
      change number 7 for number of files to play
    • Dec 02 2012 | 10:30 pm
      @balam, thanks for that patch :) works great