Using sprintf or alternative to continuously change file name


    Apr 25 2011 | 3:19 pm
    The following patch isn't anything much, but it's the most basic form of what I'm trying to do. It basically works the way I want it too, and I think I know how to make it automated and go in a loop, to keep recording and save a .wav file every time it's triggered.
    But I don't want the file to be overwritten, and want to get multiple files. Something like soundbite1.wav, soundbite2.wav
    I think sprintf can do what I want for that, but I don't understand how to do it.
    This patch appears to show how it's done, but I can't get it working the way I want it to or understand it either.
    If anyone can just explain how sprintf can be used to create a new .wav file every time it's triggered, I would greatly appreciate it.

    • Apr 25 2011 | 7:00 pm
      Something like the following patch should get you back on track. The important part is the %03ld which specifies an integer with up to three padded zeros.
    • Apr 26 2011 | 1:20 am
      Maybe this?