sr — Sets the audio sampling rate.


These statements are global value assignments, made at the beginning of an orchestra, before any instrument block is defined. Their function is to set certain reserved symbol variables that are required for performance. Once set, these reserved symbols can be used in expressions anywhere in the orchestra.


sr = iarg


sr = (optional) -- set sampling rate to iarg samples per second per channel. The default value is 44100.

In addition, any global variable can be initialized by an init-time assignment anywhere before the first instr statement. All of the above assignments are run as instrument 0 (i-pass only) at the start of real performance.

Beginning with Csound version 3.46, sr may be omitted. The sample rate will be calculated from kr and ksmps, but this must evaluate to an integer. If none of these global values is defined, the sample rate will default to 44100. You will usually want to use a value that your soundcard supports, like 44100 or 48000, otherwise, the audio generated by csound may be unplayable, or you will get an error if you attempt to run in real-time. You may naturally use a sample rate like 96000, for off-line rendering even if your soundcard doesn't support it. Csound will generate a valid file that can be played on capable systems.


sr = 10000
kr = 500
ksmps = 20
gi1 = sr/2.
ga init 0
itranspose = octpch(.0l)

See Also

kr, ksmps, nchnls