- Why did you write this software....?
- How do I make music with it?
- Can I use my Dualshock 1/23/4, XBox Controller or generic joystick to control playpi?
- I have made my track, how can I master the output?
- How many samples can I playback at once?
- I have a slow sd card/network, I am worried my play back will suffer?
- Can I help?
- Can I make a feature suggestions?
- I have found a bug!
A. Sequencers are very expensive, I wanted to learn python and I want to give something back to the open source community.
A. Playpi is built about steps,sequences and patterns. Steps make up sequences and sequences make up patterns. So very simply...for each step in a sequence no,one or more samples will play depending on what you chose. You keep adding steps to sequences (either manually, but you can also clone a sequence) until you are happy. Then you arrange you sequences into a patterns to create the desired journey of you track. So sequence 1 could be your intro, sequences 4 5 6 being verses and 2 3 being bridges so your pattern might look like "1 2 4 2 5 3 6".
A. Are long as you can read and map the output you can use what you like! I will be building in keyboard and joypad support in later versions.
A. I am hoping to let you do this on playpi eventually, but you now you will have to output into a recording device, either your laptop,pc minidisk recorders........
A. I have happily played back 16 at once, but I have not actully tested the maximum. Roughly you are talking about 1/2% cpu per sample. With the playpi software sitting at about 10%cpu during play back (I will be optimising this in the furture, but its not actully limited me so far).
A. Playpi loads the samples into memory as pygames objects inside a dictionary before and during (if you can live programming) play back. So if you have a slow what ever its the loading into memory for the first time that may take a while.
A. If you want to, but not just yet. I need to get a bit better at my python programming, and be sure I know what direction I am going to take the software/hardware in.
A. Yes please! Please send me an email to the address in the footer.
A. Please send me an email to the address in the footer.