i'd like to build an 8-track soundfile player, and i'm wondering which way to go with it..
the soundfiles i'll be using will be 24/96 and a few minutes long, so i'm afraid i'll run out of ram (i have 4gb in my macbook) if i use groove~, and that sfplay~ might be better
but i really want a detailed waveform display on my players, so that i can select certain sections of the soundfiles and loop them.
combining sfplay~ with waveform displays is still tricky, from what i can tell.
i really want to visually know where i am in the soundfile and where the transients are etc.
what else are the pros and cons of sfplay vs. groove (disk-based vs. ram-based) playback?
is there maybe a third, better option that i'm unaware of? i've just upgraded to max 6..
many thanks for any tips and insights!