04-record-perf.py - Recording the performance on disk.

The Server object allow the recording of the overall playback (that is exactly what your hear). The “Rec Start” button of the Server’s window is doing that with default parameters. It’ll record a file called “pyo_rec.wav” (16-bit, 44100 Hz) on the user’s desktop.

You can control the recording with the Server’s method called recordOptions, the arguments are:

  • durThe duration of the recording, a value of -1 means

    record forever (recstop() must be called by the user).

  • filename : Indicates the location of the recorded file.

  • fileformatThe format of the audio file (see documentation

    for available formats).

  • sampletypeThe sample type of the audio file (see documentation

    for available types).

The recording can be triggered programmatically with the Server’s methods recstart() and recstop(). In order to record multiple files from a unique performance, it is possible to set the filename with an argument to recstart().

from pyo import *
import os

s = Server().boot()

# Path of the recorded sound file.
path = os.path.join(os.path.expanduser("~"), "Desktop", "synth.wav")
# Record for 10 seconds a 24-bit wav file.
s.recordOptions(dur=10, filename=path, fileformat=0, sampletype=1)

# Creates an amplitude envelope
amp = Fader(fadein=1, fadeout=1, dur=10, mul=0.3).play()

# A Simple synth
lfo = Sine(freq=[0.15, 0.16]).range(1.25, 1.5)
fm2 = CrossFM(carrier=200, ratio=lfo, ind1=10, ind2=2, mul=amp).out()

# Starts the recording for 10 seconds...