i've made a pre-recorded 8-channel sound installation for an exhibition in an art gallery. i sequenced it on protools in a friend's studio, but now i need to find a way to play it back in the gallery using PD on my computer (which doesn't have protools...). i know there are easier ways to do this, but i don't own any sequencing software myself!
i also would like the playback to start automatically, so that all i need to tell the gallery staff to do is turn on the computer (i suspect not all the staff are 100% computer literate).
is anyone able to help me with this? my 2 issues are:
1. the sound is saved on my hard disc as 8 .wav files of exactly the same length (about 1 hour duration). i need to play them simultaneously on a continuous loop through my multichannel sound card. would [readsf~] be the best choice? i think there's too much data to play from RAM. are there any example patches out there that i could modify for an 8-channel environment?
2. having my patch start automatically and begin playing the sound files when the computer is turned on. i have no idea how to do this... my computer runs windows vista (blergh!). anyone??