[PD] starting/stopping signal processing locally

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Wed Jan 9 07:09:04 CET 2002

Yes, switch~ (which is documented in the block~ help window) allows you
to turn selected subwindows on and off.


On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 04:44:20AM +0100, Nicolas Lhommet wrote:
> Hi all,
> these days i'm working on a big patch that includes a lot of effects like
> filters, waveform generation, distortion... in different subpatches.
> Signal is processed for all the effects all the time, so I "unmute" the
> output of the desired effects. But I just need combinations of some of them
> at the same time. I mean signal is processed in some subpatches even when I
> don't need them.
> Is there any way to stop signal processing in some patches (for load
> reasons) while I'm using the others  ?
> Messages like dsp 1 or dsp 0 are global. Is there any local equivalent ? I
> saw that start and stop messages for dac~ exist in MSP and enable or disable
> signal in the connected objects "network".
> I tought of closing and opening some sub-patches "on demand", but I think
> clicks or glitches could occur on disk access.
> nicolas

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