[PD-dev] Re: array locks

Krzysztof Czaja czaja at chopin.edu.pl
Wed May 25 12:53:08 CEST 2005

thanks Thomas, I would better look at your code soon...

Thomas Grill wrote:
>> Anyway, I am afraid that low priority scheme does not cover voice
>> allocation, due to unbounded latency.
> That's true... the only way to account for that without crackling is to 
> have enough spare voices in the backhand.

let's assume first it is too sad to be true...  switching
instruments in a massively multi-timbral setup should be
instantaneous too.  Thus, currently, the number of voices a synth
patch has to pre-allocate is number of instruments times number of
voices per instrument.  In many typical applications, this is far
too many.  It would be much easier, if a once computed dsp chain
of an instrument definition could be reused as a voice-creating


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