The samplomatic gathers sounds from an incoming audio stream based on an amplitude threshold. Once a sound is captured, its frequency spectrum is analysed by means of Fast Fourier Transform. This frequency spectrum is made available in the filename of the wav file that the samplomatic writes.

So the samplomatic listens to your soundcard and makes little wav files from every audible sound it hears. You can tell a bit about the characteristics of the sound by the filename of a given wav file. You can tune the threshold to get more or fewer samples, and you can tune the "fuzz" to get longer, more intelligible samples or choppier samples.

The original purpose behind making the samplomatic was for it to automatically gather sounds for the syncotron to use. However, it has performed nicely as an automated way to gather sounds for use in other sequencing software, such as the popular ACID.


Version 1.0 is the one that made its debut at BM2K. It depended on the Portable Object Compiler. It was not easy to build.

Newer versions are beta because they are not as well tested, but they should be fine, since the improvements are mostly just things that make the samplomatic easier to build.

Please let me know how the beta version builds and works for you. I don't recommend the stable version, since it was made to be built on my machine.



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