Support for Soundshaper and CDP is mostly offered through the
CDP Users' Forum. Additionally, users are welcome to email with any Soundshaper/CDP problem that requires specific advice (see Links page).
INSTALLING SOUNDSHAPER and CDP
Download and install CDP sound-processing software first, then Soundshaper.
- The CDP installer establishes a base folder: \cdpr7.
This folder can be on any drive (and in fact any name will do, e.g. \CDP)
- Within \cdpr7, CDP creates various subfolders:
\_cdp (the CDP programs are in _cdp\_cdprogs); SoundLoom, if installed, is in \_cdp)>
\demo (three sub-folders of help docs)
\DeskReference (a .pdf document outlining the programs & modes)
\html (CDP reference docs, relating mostly to command-line applications)
\htmltuts (tutorial documents)
\Specialhelp (documents relating to Sound Loom)
\Al-Erwin (Rajmil Fischman's algorithmic program)
- Soundshaper's files are extracted into the base CDP-Folder (e.g. \cdpr7).
Soundshaper's installer asks you to select this base folder and creates the sub-folder [CDP-Folder]\Soundshaper4.5.
- Also select/create a User Folder for your data files and patches.
The recommended location is also within the CDP-Folder ( \cdpr7 ):
Any folder name is acceptable, and any location. The path is stored in Soundshaper's Settings file (Soundshaper.evt - see Options > Settings).
However, updates to datafiles and presets will be set up to install into [CDP-Folder]\TXT .
- Finally select/create a TEMP.OUTFILES folder for Soundshaper's temporary output (sound) files.
The default for this is [CDP-Folder]\TEMP, but it can be on any drive, e.g. D:\TEMP, D:\SNDS etc.
Any name is acceptable, provided the path to this folder has no spaces. Otherwise the CDP programs will not run.
The folder path is stored in Settings. It is a good idea to put sounds on a different drive from Windows, if possible.
Soundshaper creates temporary files, beginning with the tilde character (~), and clears these when a patch is cleared or the program is closed. It is often helpful to have this folder open in Windows Explorer when running the program, in case files have to be cleared manually. This can happen when a file is in use in another application, e.g. a viewer/editor, or if a CDP program hangs for any reason.
UPDATES and UPGRADES
Updates typically consist of a revised Soundshaper.exe, plus possible revisions to 3 text files: CMDDATA.txt, Hints.txt and Shortnames.txt.
Upgrades from previous versions typically have the above, plus revised or new data files etc.