[PD] several patches on one machine?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at sympatico.ca
Thu Jan 2 05:20:48 CET 2003

On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Larry Troxler wrote:
> Tim Blechmann wrote:
> > i'm interested in running two different pd-patches on one machine. is
> > it better to load both patches to the same program, or is it better to
> > start pd twice?
> >  Tim                          mailto:TimBlechmann at gmx.net
> I can't see any advantage to loading them into seperate instances of PD.
> Don't start PD twice.

The way I'm guessing things out:

If you start PD twice then the second one does not have accesss to sound

If you start PD twice then the two processes can do things more
independently. For example, if video is causing the audio to make clicks
and pauses and such, then you should run the video patch in another

But then, audio has to be in the _first_ process you start because the
sound driver is first come first served.

Mathieu Bouchard                       http://artengine.ca/matju

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