[project1dev] state of the loop

  • From: Ken and Karen McByrd-Bell <kenandkaren777@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Project1 mailing list <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 14:27:42 -0700

i made a wave file of the void intro that loops seamlessly without fades.
piece of cake. yayz! however encoding an mp3 that works seamlessly is a bit
of a challenge. the programs i've been using put a small space at the
beginning which is enough to make the loop pretty un-seamless. but i found a
command line encoder and i'll play around with different switch combinations
to see if i can eliminate the gap. also i was thinking of a way to do an
initial fade in that might be kind of like what nick was saying. since the
music routine seems to have the ability to cross fade between two songs i
was thinking a fade-in could be made by fading from an inaudible mp3 into
the target mp3. if the inaudible mp3 (either total silence if possible or
more likely one with a pitch thats too high or low to hear) is the length of
the cross fade then it would simulate a simple fade-in. alan you may be
wondering why a fade-in is needed at all but i think you'll see once you
start playing with the files. it has to do with how i take the remainder
thats left after the last notes are played and cut it and paste it at the
beginning of the song. it's kind of like making seamless tiles- you cut a
piece from the right side of the image for example and paste it on the left
side. it's the same with music loops kind of. but when the song starts you
have the remainder from the end playing at the beginning and it could sound
a little strange. hence the need for either an additional file that has no
remainder at all or a fade-in so the remainder isn't obvious. anyway i'll be
working on the mp3 encoder to see what i can come up with. if i can't get a
working mp3 would it be possible to use the wave file?

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