[PD] audio glitches using arrays?

Thomas Grill t.grill at gmx.net
Wed Aug 6 17:48:58 CEST 2003

Hi Evan,

> one big issue i'm having is that you can't load audio files into arrays
> without having the whole system pause for the new file to load.  In
> fact, any time I change an array, the whole system pauses.  is that
> because of lag, or because the arrays aren't multi-threaded? the
> writesf~ object seamlessly writes sound files in the background - why
> can't i load/record them into arrays just as seamlessly?  (I use OSX
> and pd-0.36)

it's because a lot of graphics data has to be generated by PD and sent to
the tcl/tk frontend.
PD is not multi-threaded internally and deserves a far prettier and faster
GUI than it has now.
Watch out for news.

best greetings,

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