This inspired by this blog post by Dan Carr in which he re-creates Music For Airports 1/2, which Eno made with 8 tape loops of sparse piano.
I have a VCVRack patch that uses these samples to re-play Eno’s track, but if I want to share it, I also have to share the samples.
What I’ve noticed is that there’s really no standard for sample reference. In @synthi’s Connfusing Simpler, there’s a file ID – which is a cached copy of the loaded sample file, and the original filename, with no path component.
In practice I can package up a set of samples with a Rack patch but it looks as though every person who wants to use the patch has to re-load all the samples one at a time.
What do people do in this case? Is there a standard for paths to samples? Should there be?