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Post by sutekina bipu-on » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:19 am

Hi, I had an idea for a WAV playback algorithm. I'd like to see a way to play a WAV file with a clock output. Clock could be provided by a listed tempo for the file or possibly an accompanying midi file. Maybe it would make sense to use the Disting as a master clock in that context and start playback with an encoder push, even?

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Post by os » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:59 am

That's been in since v3.7. '-triggers' in the playlist.

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Post by cincyjack » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:07 pm

OK, prob user error but...
Researched a good bit but flummoxed.

Audio samples are looping, whereas I want one-shots.
I put playlist.txt in the folder with -loop=0.

Anything to check for?

Updated to latest fitmware.
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Post by os » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:30 am

You've missed a '-' in front of 'retriggerOnSampleChange=0'.

This will cause 'retriggerOnSampleChange' to be treated as the first filename, meaning the remaining options will be taken as options for that file, rather than as defaults.

Even still, I would expect sample01.wav to not loop, since you've explicitly set the flag for that file. Is the playlist file in the folder with the sample files?

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Post by cincyjack » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:44 am

os wrote:You've missed a '-' in front of 'retriggerOnSampleChange=0'.

...Is the playlist file in the folder with the sample files?
Yes, in same folder.

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Post by os » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:45 am

Simple test to see whether the playlist is being used at all - swap the order of the WAV files in the list. If the disting still shows them alphabetically, the playlist is not being used for some reason.

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Post by cincyjack » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:32 am

os wrote:Simple test to see whether the playlist is being used at all - swap the order of the WAV files in the list. If the disting still shows them alphabetically, the playlist is not being used for some reason.
It would appear the playlist file is not being read. Swapped sample order to no effect.
Tried a diff card; no cookie.
Nothing else on card. Card has one folder and playlist.text is in it. Nothing in root.
Corrected missing dash.

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Post by os » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:43 am

Can I see a screenshot of a window showing the card contents?

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Post by cincyjack » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:25 pm

os wrote:Can I see a screenshot of a window showing the card contents?
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Post by os » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:30 am

Figured it out - your playlists was using UTF-16 encoding. Fixed version attached.
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Post by loafer » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:18 am

I have a question regarding algorithm G-8 CV/MIDI. When I change the pitch smoothly while the gate is high, does this get reflected in the MIDI data? Is there some kind of pitch bend that can be sent?

I would like to send 1v/o from the Metropolis and it would be great to be able to use the slide feature.

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Post by os » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:32 am

The disting doesn't currently send pitch bend.

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Post by cincyjack » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 pm

os wrote:Figured it out - your playlists was using UTF-16 encoding. Fixed version attached.
Thanks, OS, I will try it out.
Appreciate the support!

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Post by obust » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:29 am

Hi all.

I'd like to be able to trigger single-cycle gates with an exact length of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16 or 32 clock steps.

Is it possible for me to use the "I-2 Clocked Audio Playback" where the playlist-clocked.txt is not made of audio samples but just gate CVs of 10V of appropriate length.
If so, then what software can I use to create such samples and what is the proper clocked output format that disting expects to read ? Sorry for the dummy questions, it is my first time dipping my toe in this.

If it doesn't work, is there another mode which would let me do that ? Do I have to write my own custom code ? Is there another module which is more appropriate ?

Thanks for the help

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Post by os » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:53 am

That sounds like it could work. You could draw the samples in a waveform editor. Or something like Silent Way Step LFO might be a convenient way to generate them.

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Post by obust » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am

os wrote:That sounds like it could work. You could draw the samples in a waveform editor. Or something like Silent Way Step LFO might be a convenient way to generate them.
Alright, I'll give it a shot. Thanks !

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Post by Joe_D » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:52 pm

Bob Borries wrote:Here's the Disting Mrk4 v4.14 manual, finally got me a Disting Mrk4!

If you would like to donate: http://www.paypal.me/bobborries
Thanks, Bob -- both versions of the manual are really helpful! I saved them to my phone so that I can have them at my modular. I just made a donation.

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Audio playback I1 etc - No retrigger if loop=0?

Post by Grum » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:22 pm

I'd like to be able to scrub through a folder of samples using Z (default behaviour) but without the the samples looping.

My playlist.txt file in the samples folder looks like this:

disting playlist v1
-loop=0
-retriggerOnSampleChange=1

However when I change Z, the samples don't play.

If I edit the playlist to -loop=1 the samples play (but obviously looped), so I don't think there's any problem with my files, playlist or folder structure.

So should this work? If so, what am I doing wrong?!

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Re: Audio playback I1 etc - No retrigger if loop=0?

Post by The Grump » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:10 pm

Grum wrote:I'd like to be able to scrub through a folder of samples using Z (default behaviour) but without the the samples looping.

My playlist.txt file in the samples folder looks like this:

disting playlist v1
-loop=0
-retriggerOnSampleChange=1

However when I change Z, the samples don't play.

If I edit the playlist to -loop=1 the samples play (but obviously looped), so I don't think there's any problem with my files, playlist or folder structure.

So should this work? If so, what am I doing wrong?!
No, because the samples are not a single contiguous file.

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Post by os » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:58 am

@Grum Which algorithm are you using?

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Post by tam_tam » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:36 am

Bob Borries wrote:
tam_tam wrote:I've been pretty mystified by how the wavetable waveshaper algorithm works and what is actually happening to the final waveform.
Sorry no video but maybe this will help...

Image

Putting drum loops or just plain audio really mangles the outputs with extreme distortion.
Alright! Thank you very much for your work on those graphics

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Re: Expert Sleepers Disting Mk4

Post by c0ntr4d1ct10n » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:12 pm

Os, are there any plans in the future to have cv input expanders for the Disting so that extra parameters can be cv modulated? With this you could combine some of the algorithms which I guess currently have to be separate due to the limited number of inputs.

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Re: Expert Sleepers Disting Mk4

Post by Fog Door » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:58 pm

Figured it out - your playlists was using UTF-16 encoding. Fixed version attached.
May I ask which encoding is supposed to be used? I have the same problem, I would like to set for one-shot but the playlist file is not being read, I have tried ANSI and UT-8. Although I never had any trouble setting up my favourites :hmm:

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Post by deftinwulf » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:24 pm

c0ntr4d1ct10n wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Os, are there any plans in the future to have cv input expanders for the Disting so that extra parameters can be cv modulated? With this you could combine some of the algorithms which I guess currently have to be separate due to the limited number of inputs.
+1, I would love this!

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Re: Expert Sleepers Disting Mk4

Post by os » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:50 am

c0ntr4d1ct10n wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Os, are there any plans in the future to have cv input expanders for the Disting so that extra parameters can be cv modulated? With this you could combine some of the algorithms which I guess currently have to be separate due to the limited number of inputs.
You could do this currently via MIDI. In conjunction with a CV to MIDI module (e.g. FH-2 or General CV) you would then have CV control.
Fog Door wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:58 pm
May I ask which encoding is supposed to be used? I have the same problem, I would like to set for one-shot but the playlist file is not being read, I have tried ANSI and UT-8. Although I never had any trouble setting up my favourites :hmm:
UTF-8

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