f# time size 1 filcod skiptime format channel
This subroutine transfers data from a soundfile into a function table.
size – number of points in the table. Ordinarily a power of 2 or a power-of-2 plus 1 (see f statement); the maximum tablesize is 16777216 (224) points. If the source soundfile is of type AIFF, allocation of table memory can be deferred by setting this parameter to 0; the size allocated is then the number of points in the file (probably not a power-of-2), and the table is not usable by normal oscillators, but it is usable by a loscil unit. An AIFF source can also be mono or stereo.
filcod – integer or character-string denoting the source soundfile name. An integer denotes the file soundin.filcod ; a character-string (in double quotes, spaces permitted) gives the filename itself, optionally a full pathname. If not a full path, the file is sought first in the current directory, then in that given by the environment variable SSDIR (if defined) then by SFDIR. See also soundin.
skiptime – begin reading at skiptime seconds into the file.
channel – channel number to read in. 0 denotes read all channels.
format – specifies the audio data-file format:
1 - 8-bit signed character 4 - 16-bit short integers 2 - 8-bit A-law bytes 5 - 32-bit long integers 3 - 8-bit U-law bytes 6 - 32-bit floats
If format = 0 the sample format is taken from the soundfile header, or by default from the CSound -o command flag.
Reading stops at end-of-file or when the table is full. Table locations not filled will contain zeros.
If p4 is positive, the table will be post-normalized (rescaled to a maximum absolute value of 1 after generation). A negative p4 will cause rescaling to be skipped.
f 1 0 8192 1 23 0 4 f 2 0 0 -1 "trumpet A#5" 0 4
The tables are filled from 2 files, "soundin.23" and "trumpet A#5", expected in SSDIR or SFDIR. The first table is pre-allocated; the second is allocated dynamically, and its rescaling is inhibited.