[PD] howto gain finer resolutions of message/audio interaction?

pix pix at test.at
Sun Aug 10 19:52:03 CEST 2003

you can also get sample-accurate triggering with the objects in the t3
library which is part of iemlib (the part that didn't get rolled into pd).
this is preferably to changing the block size which will make pd very


On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 19:41:11 +0200
"errorsmith" <me at errorsmith.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am a pd newbie. I just read the manual with great interest. I worked
> much with reaktor so I am very interested in the differences between pd
> and reaktor.
> One difference is the time accuracy of the message processing. In
> reaktor messages (called events) have a time resolution of one sample
> instead of 64 in pd.
> I read in the manual under 2.4.4: "You may wish to use block sizes
> smaller than 64 to gain finer resolutions of message/audio interaction,
> .. "
> I tried that without success. I started from the the following audio
> example: "73.control.blocksize.pd". I added a metro object in the
> subpatch where the blocksize is reduced to one sample (block~ 1). The
> output of the metro is triggering an envelope with a short spike. Unlike
> the delaytime of the feedback delay in the example patch the time gap
> between two spikes cannot be set below 64 samples. I attached the file.
> I am using pd 0.36-0 under winxp.
> Maybe I am doing something wrong? Maybe there is an other solution to
> that.
> thank you and regards,
> erik


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