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polybuffer~ readfolder message loading wrong files?

Oct 31 2012 | 12:20 pm

I have a Max 6 Project that I’m using as my live performance patch. For some reason you can’t organise audio files from the media folder into subfolders. This is no good for me, because I need to be able to divide my samples into different tracks on a setlist. So what I’m trying is having folders of each track’s samples in the regular Max search path, then using the "readfolder./patches/bleep/bloop" message to load the samples into polybuffer~.

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This isn’t working though for some reason, because polybuffer~ isn’t loading all of the correct samples. There are six audio files split between two folder (1-4 in "delve" and 5-6 in "estric"), but polybuffer~ is loading 1, 2, 3 and 5 when I tell it to load the delve folder, and 5 and 3 (in that order) when I tell it to load the estric folder.

I’m stumped. I’m not getting any error messages when it does this, and I can’t work out why it’s doing it. Is it a problem with the search path? And if so, how can I split my samples up in the Max 6 Projects media folder so that I can load them in groups into a polybuffer~?


Nov 04 2012 | 2:30 pm

The readfolder message clears the contents of the polybuffer~ and load the samples from the new folder. I logged a feature request to have an appendfolder message, in the meantime, you can iterate through the items in each folder and proceed with a append message for each file or use a different polybuffer~ for each folder.

Nov 04 2012 | 4:12 pm

you can roll your own way around this limitation until C74 implement an appendfolder message.

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Nov 10 2012 | 2:29 pm

Thanks for the help guys! Added a clear message on to your patch John, looks like it’ll do the trick :)

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