[flocking] Sample-based Flocking synth?...

Colin Clark colin at colinclark.org
Fri Jul 7 18:15:50 UTC 2017

Hi Tony,

There are a number of examples of how to use buffers in the Flocking Playground:


Depending on what kind of a synth you're designing, there are several unit generators you'll find helpful. The simplest is flock.ugen.playBuffer, which will play back a buffer when it receives a trigger signal:


The Flock Drum, which you may have heard of, has some examples of multiple voices implemented using sample playback:


The Flocking documentation has some reasonably useful information about how to specify and load buffers:



> On Jul 7, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Tony Atkins <duhrer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, All:
> I am currently working on a software synth to power a new instrument.  I currently use the sine waves and other unit generators included with Flocking.
> Per advice from a friend, I have been considering migrating to using a sample-based approach.  I was looking through Flocking's support for audio files, but didn't see an actual synth that makes use of them.
> I wanted to see if there was any prior art out there to look at, or if anyone had any suggestions about how to make such a thing.  Any advice you can provide would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Tony
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