I tried to import an external sample called “test.flac”, but I can’t hear anything.
Sonic Pi seems to recognize the file and the internal sounds in Sonic Pi work just fine (see attached screenshot).
I am using Linux Mint.
Can anyone help? Thanks!
Have you checked the sample is ok? Can you play it with audacity for example.
Thanks for the quick feedback.
The audio sample was ok. The issue seems to be related to the file format.
When I use .wav files, it works. But the original file was a .flac file, which didn’t work inside Sonic Pi.
I thought it would/should work, because that file format is mentioned in the tutorial.
.flac samples should work since SPversion 2.1 Their main advantage is a size reduction. However there is nothing inherenetly wrong in using .wav samples, and Sonic Pi still saves recordings in .wav format.
I have often covnerted samples from various other formats, and I find that audacity is very reliable in producing .flac samples. I don’t know how you produced your sample, but worth exsperimenting further in its production.
I used a linux app called sound recorder to record something from my mic.
I guess I will try out a few different apps. But for now, wav files work fine. And i could always convert.