[PD-dev] Re: array locks

Thomas Grill gr at grrrr.org
Wed May 25 13:02:40 CEST 2005

> 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
> template.

Oh sure... sorry for the negativity... i was just talking about goals 
that are easier to reach.
No doubt, a patcher oriented modular design would be best, although not 
as cache-friendly as a monolithic chain.


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