SuperCollider / SuperDirt

The default_superdirt.scd is your default SuperDirt configuration. SuperDirt is the nickname of a very powerful audio engine used by some live coding libraries like TidalCycles or Sardine. By default, this file will specify where to look for audio samples or how many inputs and outputs your system must use. You can open it from the terminal by typing sardine config-superdirt.

You must edit it manually if you are willing to change anything to it. This is outside of the reach of Sardine and it is preferable to let the user decide for the most suitable configuration. The SuperDirt repository is a good place to start, especially the hacks/ folder. It will teach you how to edit and configure SuperDirt to your liking. SuperDirt was initially conceived for TidalCycles. You will find a great amount of customization options on their website too!

Loading audio samples

Here is an example showing of how to load more audio samples to play with:

s.reboot {
    s.options.numBuffers = 1024 * 256;
    s.options.memSize = 8192 * 32;
    s.options.numWireBufs = 128;
    s.options.maxNodes = 1024 * 32;
    s.options.numOutputBusChannels = 2;
    s.options.numInputBusChannels = 2;
    s.waitForBoot {
        ~dirt = SuperDirt(2, s);
        ~dirt.start(57120, 0 ! 12);
            ~d1 = ~dirt.orbits[0]; ~d2 = ~dirt.orbits[1]; ~d3 = ~dirt.orbits[2];
            ~d4 = ~dirt.orbits[3]; ~d5 = ~dirt.orbits[4]; ~d6 = ~dirt.orbits[5];
            ~d7 = ~dirt.orbits[6]; ~d8 = ~dirt.orbits[7]; ~d9 = ~dirt.orbits[8];
            ~d10 = ~dirt.orbits[9]; ~d11 = ~dirt.orbits[10]; ~d12 = ~dirt.orbits[11];
    s.latency = 0.3;

SuperDirt treats a wildcard (*) at the end of the path to mean that there are named subdirectories. If you want to load just one sample directory, omit the wildcard.