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6.2 Database Configuration Files

These files are placed alongside the instrument sound files and tell sporchdb how to analyze them and compile the data into a SPORCH database file. One insts file must be placed in the base directory pointed to by db-dir (specified either in the .sporch init file or in the sporchdb command line). This contains global database settings and is where tunings and instruments are defined. Files with the name conf contain analysis parameters—as many as are needed should be placed in the base directory and in any subdirectories.

These files are only used by the sporchdb program. Once the database has been compiled, they can be moved or deleted along with all of the sound files.