I’m currently setting up my organelle for a live performance. However, I can’t find a patch that will let me play a backing track in stereo. This is an essential part to the setup that I plan on using. Is there a patch out there that allows stereo sample playback? Everything I’ve tried mixes it down to mono. Unfortunately I am unable to use pd so if anyone could possibly make a version of the multisampler but let it play in stereo that would be great! Thanks!
or even better, could I do something like Thery Scary or Beats and Pieces but with the backing track in stereo?
replace these 2 patches on your Beats and Pieces folder and you should have a stereo backing track. please test it.
drums.pd (1.3 KB)
main.pd (5.8 KB)
It worked! Thank you so much! I’ll save this version of the patch for future reference. When I get the chance to look at the pd files i’ll look and see what to do next time I wanna do something similar.
happy it worked out for you, enjoy!
Hi. A little late to this party but hoping there’s still some life left…
@sno I’m comparing the drums.pd & main.pd files you uploaded & I can see why they work, despite only a beginners knowledge of pd.
I can also see why the Beats and Pieces sampler-voice.pd file is only mono, but I can’t work out how I might convert this to play samples in stereo too.
The backing track stereo fix works a treat! Can you help me understand how to make all the files stereo?
All the best
you can replace the [sampler-voice.pd] with this one sampler-voice.pd (4.0 KB) to use stereo samples, but you have to make a change in the [main.pd] of Beats and Pieces.
you have to create a stereo output for the [sampler-voice.pd] in the [main.pd]. create the [catch~ samp_voice_outL] and the [catch~ samp_voice_outR] objects and connect both to the respective outs of the organelle [throw~outR] and [throw~outL], as you can see in the image below.
hope it helps
Yes. Massively. Thanks @sno ! And thanks for the speedy response.
I can see what you’ve done in the sampler-voice.pd - it’s still a bit baffling to look at as a whole but comparing the two I can follow it. The main.pd image makes total sense now I’m looking at a solution not just a problem. And here’s me with a day off to muck about! Perfect!
Perhaps you could help just a little further?
In Beats and Pieces, these paths are interrupted by the delay, and in Beats and Pieces 2, a reverb (I’m trying to modify both patches). As I understand it, I could just duplicate these fx objects and their associated bits and have a discrete fx path for each channel but can I just plug both sides into the one fx object and retain the stereo image?
Thanks again for you help
Here are the two things I’m referring to…
by both sides you mean stereo output, right? I don’t think you can, because de [delay5sec] abstraction is a mono delay, I think. I don’t know about [rev1~].
but the best way to try the stereo image with these FX’s is to use a stereo sample with real differences in the L and R channels and hear the result.
I found a stereo version of [delay5sec] stereodelay5sec.pd (1.2 KB) abstraction you can try. for the reverb I normally use [freeverb~] I think it’s a stereo reverb.
I’m sorry for not being more helpful but I on summer vacation
Oh no! Step away from the computer…!!
Well, thanks for taking the time out. Just posting that stereo delay abstraction has helped me understand a little more - the ‘stereo-ness’ is linked to the inlets on the delay page. [stereodelay5sec] has one for each channel… Da Daaa! It’s little leaps like these that I’m not making at the mo.
Digging around a bit more it seems that freeverb is designed for stereo signals so I’m def gonna have a look at that. You’re dead right about the sample - I’ve been using a left-right ping pong this afternoon for testing. It’s getting a bit boring now tho…!
Thanks again @sno - get back to that sangria!