[PD] Audio drops when I refresh many text in scrolline by externalMIDIcontrol.
qqqq268 at wp.pl
Fri Oct 19 19:36:57 CEST 2007
Thank you Phil
Yes I have ram disk ready for use.
What about play some music, adding effects and write it to hard drive
in 8 tracks simultaneously? Since ram disk has limited capacity it must
be written to hard drive. Then probably it will cause drop audio.
But my main problem now is related to understanding why I can do
something by fader on screen without drops, and when I use fader on
hardware MIDI then it give me hangs and drops.
Also I`m waiting for input from anyone who know PD and MAX and can give
a comparing, with focus on possibilities to create complete
audio (or video) tool, not only for learn and fun, but also for using.
I`m would like to have base in pd or other program who can give me this
Of course I can be wrong, and you may suggest me (for example) to use
external sequencer, external multitrack etc.
I seen on cycling`74 web page that they now recommending Ableton Live
for sequencing. Question is why: because marketing or because MAX is too
The same question I have related to pd.
Please forgive me if I have not elegant form, but I have bad english and
I`m frustrated too long (by drops audio).
Dnia 19-10-2007 o godz. 16:33 Phil Stone napisał(a):
> I was working on a similar problem last weekend (see
> http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2007-10/055005.html for the
> thread). If your problem is related to file i/o, and I think it might
> be, then any i/o that takes longer than one dsp block to complete will
> cause audio dropouts.
> The good news is that you don't have to manually load everything into
> memory to avoid this; I had good success using a ram disk. This is
> better than pre-loading everything because your code doesn't have to
> change -- it still thinks it's loading from a hard drive. On OS X, at
> least, there are utilities that make setting up ram disks very easy
> (even allowing automatic read/write from disk for automatic
> persistence). Even without utilities, it's not hard to do on *nix (I
> don't know about Windows).
> In many cases (all my cases), the ram disk speeds up the i/o enough to
> get things done in one DSP block -- thus, no dropouts.
> I hope this can help you.
> Phil Stone
> Kuba Szczypek wrote:
> > Thank you Derek,
> > Two instances I alerady tried, but sending by osc that many messages
> > give me the same result (so it isn`t problem with scrollist).
> > Of course I can put all modules/objects/patch related to
> > keeping_song_names_in_memory and putting_this_names_to_scrollist
> > on second instance, but this is serious complicating life.
> > Question: Of course we all love PD, but is this system only for
> > learning? If I need to build good, stabillity, without any drops in
> > audio (also when I read or write to disk) patch for have fun from
> > playing/creating music - is puredata good choice or it`s better jump to
> > another environment (like max)?
> > I`m open to change since most important for me is finally finish project
> > with great result, and not waiting for update.
> > -rt flag I have all time, and running under root give no difference.
> > If I good understand jack adding latency?
> > thank you
> > Kuba
> > Dnia 19-10-2007 o godz. 13:48 Derek Holzer napisał(a):
> >> Hi Kuba,
> >> same problem as ever.... PD's GUI implementation is a bit crippled. My
> >> suggestion would be to run two instances of PD, one for the DSP running
> >> --nogui and one for the GUI running --noaudio. Communicate between via
> >> netsend or OSC. Check the archives for more tips on this.
> >> As a workaround, you could also try a single instance of PD, running -rt
> >> as root. This cleared up some but not all of my GUI-related glitches on
> >> Linux.
> >> My experiences were that ALSA+JACK worked best, but others (like Frank
> >> Barknecht) have reported that OSS (by this I assume OSS emulated by
> >> ALSA) worked better, or at least as good. I think. Again, search the
> >> archives, because that topic comes up very often on this list.
> >> best,
> >> d.
> >> Kuba Szczypek wrote:
> >>> Dear friends,
> >>> I have serious problem with my patch. It is hard to write it in proper
> >>> English for me, but I have no choice - I must try,since I`m looking for
> >>> help.
> >>> I would like to show (by scrollist) my list of titles 128 song names.
> >>> But since I have small space for this on screen, I use only 8 lines in
> >>> scrollist and "page up" page down" mechanism.
> >>> I prepared patch who:
> >>> - first send 128 lines into memory of scrollist
> >>> - next I mark/unmark proper line.
> >>> But since I have only 8 line show on display , and list have 128
> >>> positions I often must change pages.
> >>> The problem is that changing pages cause drop. If I change very fast (by
> >>> fader) from 0 to 127 (song nuber) many times and from 127 to 0 (again
> >>> again) then I can see that screen is completely frozen and audio drop is
> >>> very long (like about 3, 4 second).
> >>> More moving I did = bigger drop and longer frozen screen.
> >>> When I do the same, but with fader on the screen, no problem there.
> >>> Problem is only when I use external MIDI fader.
> >>> (of course normally when I use any MIDI message it work great,
> >>> problem is only with this setup: scrollist)
> >>> I tried change thread priority (pd and pd-gui) with many different
> >>> combinations, but it not solved problem.
> >>> I use Ubuntu Studio with gnome, oss audio system. Pentium IV 2,4 512
> >>> ram Geforce mx 400 with TV out enabled.
> >>> I would like to ask also is oss better than alsa+jack or not?
> >>> (I mean performance power).
> >>> Thank you
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