polybuffer~ Reference

Manage multiple buffer~ objects

polybuffer~

Description

polybuffer~ lets you operate with a group of buffer~ objects. Each buffer~ will be named after polybuffer~ first argument and an index (aka for a polybuffer~ toto object, each buffer~ will be named toto.N where N is the index).

Arguments

name [symbol]

Sets the name of the polybuffer~ and defines the names of the buffer~. For instance, if the polybuffer~ object's name is toto , the buffer~ will be named toto.1 , toto.2 , toto.3 .... polybuffer~ objects with the same name share the same buffer~.

Attributes

embed [int]

Save the buffer references in the patcher, on save. Note: empty buffers will be stored as empty buffer: their size and number of channels will be saved, but not the contents.

quiet [int]

Suppress the warning when loading multiple patches with polybuffer~ with the same name.

Common Box Attributes

Messages

(drag)

Drag a sound file and a buffer~ will be added to the list. Drag a folder and the sound files contained in the folder will be loaded in buffer~ objects.

append

Arguments

filename [list]
Display a dialog box to choose a sound file to add to polybuffer~ or load the sound file specified in argument.

appendempty

Arguments

length () [float]
channels [int]
Adds an empty buffer~ of the specified lenght and channels.

clear

Delete every buffer~.

(mouse)

Double-click on the polybuffer~ object in a locked patcher to open a window where you can see information about the buffers.

dump

Outputs list with the following information: index, buffer name, path of the sound file, length, channel and sampling rate.

getbufferlist

Outputs the message bufferlist followed by the name of the buffer~. When every buffer~ name has been sent out the outlet, the done message is sent.

getcount

Outputs the message count, followed by the number of buffer~ objects contained in the polybuffer~ object.

getshortname

Outputs the buffer~ name followed by the sound files name without the extension. Outputs done when the iteration is finished.

getsize

Outputs the memory size used by polybuffer~ in Bytes.

open

Open polybuffer~ object's window see information about the buffers.

readfolder

Arguments

name [list]
Loads multple sound files from the specified folder. If no argument is provided a dialog box will show up.

send

Arguments

index [int]
anything [list]
Sends messages to the buffer~ objects. The index corresponds to the buffer~ index, and an index of 0 send the message to every buffer~. For instance, send 0 clear sends the message clear to every buffer~ contained in this polybuffer~.

wclose

Close the window editor

writetofolder

Arguments

name [list]
Writes every buffer~ in a folder. If no argument is provided a dialog box will show up.

See Also

Name Description
buffer~