[PD] open/closing patch

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Mon Nov 3 20:55:45 CET 2003

tdunstan at ihug.com.au hat gesagt: // tdunstan at ihug.com.au wrote:

> i was just wondering if anybody has made a patch that can be used to
> open and close other patches one after each other on the fly. i want
> to be able to do a whole performance without touching my mouse and
> using just assigned midi controlers but a have lots of patches for
> different pieces.

There are the so called "Internal messages" to Pd. You can find a link
to them at http://www.pure-data.org/docs and also in the CVS.

But beware: IMO it is not a good idea to open any patches while a
performance is running. It may disturb the audio stream. So unless you
pause between pieces, I guess you shouldn't risk this. 

This brings me to another question: 

I'd be interested in how the live performers here handle this.  What
do you do when you have to play for several hours? Do you just use one
large patch with loads of abstractions that get [switch]ed on and off?

Please tell your secrets, enlighten us!

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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