[PD] sort of off topic_ better coding

nullpointer nullpointer at odessadesign.co.uk
Mon Jul 16 21:45:39 CEST 2001

Hi All,

I sent a mail similar to this a while ago but to no response.
so I will try again..
I know this is sort of off topic but I am attempting to write audio
synthesis programs with the intention of linking them to pd.
I am very interested in tips on how to optomise code to allow for the
cpu to spend its time working on the audio generation/processing rather
than irrelevent operations.. I work on the windows platform mainly and use
Does anyone have any pointers that could help me e.t.c.
Thinkgs like c or c++ (which is better for audio apps)
How to deal with audio output (frame by frame at the sampling rate with
interrupts or in chunks?). Anyway any advice/sites/lists would be great...

thanks in advance.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Linium <intent at club-internet.fr>
To: pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Date: 16 July 2001 12:58
Subject: Re: [PD] midi files

Le Sun, 15 Jul 2001, Joseph A. Sarlo a icrit :
> I worked on a midi-to-qlist converter app that sort of worked. I never got
> the tempo to convert very well though. I can send you the source if you
> want.


As far as I am concerned, I use "mididump" which is a command line rendering
midifile into a text. Then I wrote an "awk" script to transform again the
textfile so that it can be played by the "textfile" object.

"mididump" comes from timidity-tools a GPL package to play soundfonts.

So there are at least 2 starting points (with Joseph converter) for someone
write an external ;)


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