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Is declaring an unnecessary number of Poly~ voices bad?

Nov 13 2013 | 5:35 pm

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 13 2013 | 6:21 pm

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.


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