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December 2, 2010 | 3:00 pm


Does anybody have an example patch of polybuffer~ in use? I’m having difficulty trying to implement it in my project.

What i’m trying to do is trigger multiple samples of drum samples to be used with a midi controller but i’m having issues; when the next sample is triggered, it cuts off the last sample. I know polybuffer~ is the answer and I’ve loaded the samples in polybuffer~ but how do I access them?


December 2, 2010 | 4:02 pm

Hi, i am Nice, and I have got a messy one for you.
Allso probably a lot of unnecessary repetitions, but hey, it works.
This one i made for my mpd18.
Have fun,

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December 2, 2010 | 4:18 pm

this is an excellent patch. How do you route the audio from the polybuffer~ though?

December 2, 2010 | 5:28 pm

put it in patchingmode

December 2, 2010 | 6:26 pm

what is patchingmode?

December 2, 2010 | 11:38 pm

like in the mode you have it in when patching.
click on the 4th button on the bottom of the screen.

December 3, 2010 | 10:09 am

"How do you route the audio from the polybuffer~ though?"

polybuffer~ is just a set of buffer~ objects. if you’re asking how to play back the audio, you need a playback object that accesses buffer~s like groove~, index~, wave~, etc.

in the polybuffer~ helpfile, polybuffer~ is named yoyo, then if you use the readfolder message, your files will be placed into yoyo.1, yoyo.2, yoyo.3, etc.
to play back the various files there, for example, you could use [groove~ yoyo.1], [groove~ yoyo.2], etc.

i was playing with it awhile ago, made simple scratch additions to the help file, maybe it’ll help, too:

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from helpfile of groove~, you can easily figure out how an interface like stufflin’s might apply…

my mistake if you already knew all that. if you post your patch attempt, too, might give us something more to demonstrate from.

*Never fear, Noob4Life was never here!*

December 4, 2010 | 6:22 pm

Noob4Life… you’ve saved mine.

December 4, 2010 | 10:59 pm

I think what you’re looking for to do polyphonic playback is poly~ (with a groove~ or play~ based patch inside it). poly~ is a beast. A really really awesome one. that breaths fire. yeah…

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