hi there. newbie here.
i'm trying to build a kind of mellotron/looping sample instrument.
the idea is to have twelve loops running continuously, and to map a single octave keyboard to twelve volume sliders, so with a key press you hear the loop where it is at that moment in time (aka no relaunch of the sample.)
i tried doing this with a Robertsonics Wav Trigger but i had some issues where i bumped into the limitations of the hardware. so i'm giving it a go on the Bela using Pd, since i'm (sort of) okay with Pd as a platform. i'm no expert by any means, but i can mostly get Pd to do what i need
i have a basic proof-of-concept Pd patch that works - i have 4 loops running from [readsf~] objects and i'm controlling 4 volume sliders with hardcoded attack and decay ramps (for now.)
(i already downloaded the Dynamic Load Files patch, so i'm prepared for further expansion, hah.)
now, the problem
i'm running everything off the eMMC, but ideally i would like the sample files to be on an external SD card, for several reasons:
- the loops i plan to use are rather large audiofiles (longest is +-10 minutes)
- i'm hoping to implement a Wav Trigger style sample naming system that allows for multiple soundbanks, limited only by SD card capacity
- that gives me the option of having multiple SD cards with different sample sets.
i know Pd wants to see the samples in the root directory, so i don't know how to go about making this work.
i looked into 'accessing the other card' but i couldn't quite get my head around making that work with Pd (or otherwise.)
any pointers would be greatly appreciated.