[PD] Newbie questions...

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Jun 10 18:02:38 CEST 2003

Atte André Jensen hat gesagt: // Atte André Jensen wrote:

> I'm pretty new to audio under linux, but installed Agnula including pd
> and alsa and the low-latency kernel. For now I starting out slow by
> focusing on audio and leaving midi for later... But I have some
> problems:
> I run pd with "pd -alsa -nomidi" but get:
> Sample width set to 2 bytes
> snd_pcm_hw_params_set_format (output): Invalid argument

Does Pd run better using the OSS emulation ("pd -oss")? What card do
you have and which version number of Pd are you running?

> Another question: When I get things going I dream about buying a PIV
> 2400 laptop for running pd and/or csound (not going to run any seqencers
> or the like live, simply softsynths controlled by midi controlers) for
> live performance. How well can I expect this to perform in terms of
> polyphony and latency with average complicated patches?

It'll run fast as h*ll. I only have a Mobile Celeron 1.3 and I can run
most things I build very good.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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