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[SOLVED] Soundbank crashing app
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Steinway Soundbank

Hi,

Caustic is awesome. Thank you.

I have a .sf2 which, when selected in Caustic, opens up a whole bank of instruments.

Caustic allows me to select any instrument I want, but when I then try to navigate to any other screen of the app. it crashes. When I re-load Caustic the instrument is no longer selected.

I can workaround this issue by saving the song as the first action after selecting the instrument, then closing and re-opening Caustic and re-loading the song from the menu.

I'm using a Galaxy S2.

Peace,

kowalski

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Can you send me the bank or

Can you send me the bank or provide a file share link via email please. (causticapp@gmail.com)

I'll run it through the debugger to find out what's going on.

kowal5ki
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On it's way ...

On it's way ...

Peace,

kowalski

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I have the same problem, only

I have the same problem, only when the SF2 is too big. I hope i can help you cause only yesterday i didn't know what was a SF2 ^^

So for exemple a 200 Mo SF2 crash my GalaxyTab but i think it's normal (not enough RAM) .
In my SF2 there are 200+ sounds (guitar, drum bass string piano...).
- To begin try to open your SF2 with "Viena", a little app (windows), you'll be able to listen the sounds. Good program easy to use.
- If it works => your SF2 is good so download "SF2 Splitter's", another Windows Little app. You will split all sounds in many little SF2 and Caustic won't crash.

Bye

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I've downloaded the Digital

I've downloaded the Digital Factory Free Soundfont pack and had that problem also, I loaded the soundfont and it was allowing me to mess with sound and play with the keys but as soon as I try scrolling down that's when it exactly crashes for me. :)

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Split them ! ;)

Split them ! ;)

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Rej - Dev
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Great tip Zicman!

Great tip Zicman!

In the future I'll see what I can do about large soundfounts. Unfortunately the loading code I got from Creative puts the whole thing in memory, even if you only want one instrument. I might be able to modify it to first list the instruments THEN load just that one.

I should also handle the case when it simply can't fit in memory. A crash is never acceptable ...

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How do you split a file?

How do you split a file? Could I do it on my phone? Lol?

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Charles, the 2 soft are for

Charles, the 2 soft are for windows :-\ . If i can download the sf2 i can split it and email you. But you don't have a computer with windows ?

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Not anymore :( laptops got

Not anymore :( laptops got stolen;( lol I found an android application called "easy file split and join" I think it's pretty much what your talking about it can split a file into multiple files, you pick your mb size split and so forth. But when I did this I split a 70mb sf2 file into 4mb each file. I tried loading the split sf2 file but I had no sound when pressing the keys. Another thing it said no sample loaded?

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Hummm i think it's just a

Hummm i think it's just a software to split a file to email for example when the size is too big. It's not a sf2 split program.

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Rej - Dev
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Yeah, the app you have isn't

Yeah, the app you have isn't the right one for that job, you need something specialized in splitting soundfonts like the ones Zicman mentions, I'm on holidays right now so there's not much I can do until I get back...

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Oh, ok. Well you enjoy the

Oh, ok. Well you enjoy the holidays Rej, I have enough soundfonts to work with until you get back;) hehe!.

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Ok, I was wrong about loading

Ok, I was wrong about loading the whole thing into memory, the SF2 loader only loads the samples for the selected instrument. I think the crash you're getting with digital sound factory's demo is that it contains 143 instruments, and I made the assumption that there would never be more than 128 in one file, bad programmer! I'll fix it for v2.0.2 which should go out this week.

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Success!

Just updated Caustic. Tested using some previously dodgy Soundfonts and all was smooth. No crashing or other glitches.

Thanks Rej.

Peace,

kowalski

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Thx for the update ! My first

Thx for the update ! My first song works better ... (but i still have a little problem, somes "notes" change, maybe 2 notes on a 3 mins track. Maybe because i had started this song on Caustic 1.)
Cool now i can work with my 200 Mo SF2 and the tune of SF2 are good.
Good job !! :)

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