sound in revolution

Klaus Major klaus at
Thu Aug 5 08:50:37 EDT 2004

Hi Kurt,

> 1. What's the less expensive sound file in terms of space?  Wav?  Mp3?
> If you are recording voice, you can usually get away with low bit-rate 
> mp3s, as low as 32.  For music, I find a bit-rate of 64 to be a 
> workable minimum, although it depends somewhat on the individual 
> content of the clip.  Wav clips will be larger in file size.
> 2. How do you play/stop/open/close MIDI files from inside Rev?
> Treat a MIDI file as you would an audio file: play them, etc. from 
> within the Player Object.

QT necessary...

> 3. Has anyone heard of .nsf files?  Can these be played with Rev?
> I think it's a sound format for computer games; I'm not aware of 
> QuickTime being able to open these.

Nope... Unknown to QT...

> 4. In HC we used to be able to change the pitch and tempo of a sound
> file. See the Transcript Dictionary definition for playRate.
> We could also play sounds on different "channels".  Is there a
> way to do these things with Rev?
> I *think* it's possible to have more than one audio player playing at 
> once. Anyone?

Yes, but only via "player objects", but even without QT being installed!

No chance with "play ac xyz"!

Hope that helps...

> -Kurt


Klaus Major
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