Development update (February 21)
Took a while, but I finally managed to kick myself back into a more productive mood. It was just a matter of getting started, but as usual that's the hardest part.
So here's the latest commit.
There were also some more commits to the master branch afterwards, but those were just maintenance
work, i.e. upgrading the package dependencies, incl.
pylint, which triggered some code
cleanups. I just did not bother to create a new branch for that.
Sample track improvements
I made various improvements to the sample tracks (which I
should really rename to "Audio Track") to make them at least somewhat usable - for my current
purposes, which is to just import an existing song and then try to decompose it into its parts and
rebuild those using noisicaä. I.e. I do not need anything fancy, just the ability to import an
FLAC file into a track and play it back. And do that without the UI blowing up.
To get reasonably performant rendering, the audio data is split into chunks, which are rendered
asynchronously and then cached. Even though the main number crunching is done by
numpy, reading directly from a mmap'ed files, you still notice that this is
Python (i.e. it could benefit quite a lot from a
There are still no advanced features, like editing, enveloped, disk streaming, etc.
- Audio files are now decoded into raw files (32bit floats, single channel per file) into the project directory, which can be directly loaded into memory for playback.
- Some test coverage improvements.