Latency in Windows (was Re: PD symbols with funny characters)

Alessandro Fogar sfogar at
Tue Dec 5 23:06:03 CET 2000

I think that the way to go for professional audio in Windows is Steinberg

DirectX is for multimedia and games, not professional audio.

The RME for example has very good ASIO drivers but no DirectX direct drivers
(you can see it under DirectX with 'emulated drivers').

But I don't know how we can then distribute the sources of the application
which uses the ASIO Api sdk.


Alessandro Fogar

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl MacMillan" <karlmac at>
To: <pd-list at>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: PD symbols with funny characters

> On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Miller Puckette wrote:
> > Yep, spaces are hard to get into symbols...  I'm thinking someday about
> > allowing symbols within quotes like "this symbol has 4 spaces" but I
> > there are more urgent problems for me to face (like latency in Windows).
> >
> Do you have an idea about how to handle the latency problem in Windows?
> I know that they claim that the drivers/schedular can handle 5ms latency
> (for DirectX) but this requires circumventing the 'kmixer', which
> essentially means using a driver specific work around.  Do you know of a
> more standard way to do this?

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