oh shoot! okay. I use a vline~ to feed tabread4~ so the method is a little different

The mtof part is designed to calculate a ratio - so if you input a zero into the left part, the result is one. If you input something like -5, it will give you a value that is less than one. You can multiply that value by the length of the sample in ms to get how long the sample would play back if you wanted it to play at 5 semitones above(?) the base pitch of the sample. You have to choose a midi note to start at. Above that note, the sample will play faster, below that note the sample will play slower. I think I calculate this value by taking the base note and subtracting from that the note from the midi keyboard.

You want to use the tabread4~ method from the (3.7.1.1.) example, but instead of feeding it with a phasor~, try feeding it with a vline~. Then you can calculate the length in samples of your sample. That's the left output of soundfiler. Dividing length in samples by the samplerate~ gives you the lenght of the sample in seconds. Multiply that by 1000 and you have the the length in milliseconds. vline~ takes input in milliseconds. Send it a message to ramp from 0 to the number of samples in your sample in the number of milliseconds you just calculated. If you want to repitch it, also multiply by the midi ratio from above.

If you want to use phasor~ instead, you're setting frequency in Hz. So instead of multiplying the sample length by 1000, you might want to multiply it by the ratio and then get the reciprocal of it with this:

Then feed that to the phasor~

Are you going to use phasor~ in your design? I could double check that there's not a better transposing method with phasor.

Actually, it might be way easier with phasor, You could convert your current input to phasor to midi with ftom, then add transposition in semitones and then convert back to a frequency...