Pd MIDI improvements available
mpuckett at man104-1.UCSD.Edu
Thu Jul 27 05:41:30 CEST 2000
I've just spent some time working on MIDI in Pd and have made it
possible to send and receive MIDI sysex messages in Linux (sorry, this
isn't possible in Windows or IRIX which make it much harder to do.)
Use the "midiout", "midiin" and "sysexin" objects.
Also, a new parameter, "sleepgrain", allows you to specify how long
Pd sleeps when it's idle; this is 1/4 of the audio buffer length by
default. You can reduce MIDI time jitter by lowering this to, say,
2 msec. This on all OSes.
Finally, if you've noticed sluggish MIDI input, that should be improved
now for Linux at least.
Go to http://lena.ucsd.edu/~msp/Software and grab "0.32TEST1-linux."
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