Preon01 to play -> out01 etc

I could swear this was discussed but I can’t find it.
Would it be a lot of change to do something like this, where preon is still randomly chosen, but the out.wav file is based on the same number file used?

Secondly, how about the same hum plays until off/on. So if multiple hums exist, a random hum gets chosen and looped until next off/on instead of randomized when file’s done playing.

I don’t have time at the moment to play with the code but maybe someone feels like tinkering?

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The first one i understand, but why would you want less random hum sounds?

Juansith reached out to me about it. Basically, he was looking to have multiple hum versions in a font as a way to give variety to the experience, but to remain constant within the same ignition session. The next ignition would be the change, thus avoiding the need to make the hums fade out of and into a neutral sound so that they would loop cleanly into the next hum. Not sure I can explain any better than that.

It sounds to me like Juansith is trying to make “alternate versions” of a font creation, meaning the font theme itself is the same through out the entire fonts wav file lists…but you get a different version of it every time you ignite the saber (while the same font is active). So igniting a saber once will pull only out01/in01, only use hum01, and perhaps assign only swng05-swng10 in this instance. But the next time you ignite this same font…now only use out02/in02, hum02, only swng01-04…etc…

Is this what he is asking for?

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Assuming something like that, yeah.
To me, preon matching the out regardless of anything else does make sense. Multiple variations of ignitions is cool. Maybe even a step further and we could go into using USER defined effects to specify blade preon effects to match as well. In essence, having EFFECT_PREON1, EFFECT_PREON2 etc…
Same could be said for in.wavs->pstoff.
@profezzorn, would adding more than 5 USER slots for effects be no big deal?

I think the hum idea stemmed from trying to have ignitions blending into hum in a more controlled match.
However, that really could just be done by fontVer1, fontVer2 setup in subsequent presets so :man_shrugging:

I’ve been thinking for a while that we should have per-effect settings. This feature seems like a good reason for it. Basically we could have something like this in the font config file: