Performance organizing [Was: Re: [PD] open/closing patch]

Matthew Nish-Lapidus mattn-l at
Tue Nov 4 00:02:31 CET 2003

i have one set of abstractions that i use for all my performance.. 
usually i build the patch out of those abstractions before the 
performance based on how i want to play that specific show.  to account 
for different songs needing different things i usually choose to 
simplify/interperate the song to match the patch that i'm using.  i 
don't worry too much about having the performance sounds like the 
recording, as long as it's interesting and engaging then it doesn't 
matter if this sound is a little different than that sound....

i do use pd exclusively for performance because of the flexibility ... 
there is the occasional millisecond dropout, but that's just the nature 
of electronic music performance right now.  i find on os x using the 
-rt flag helps to reduce dropouts due to gui activity.


On 3-Nov-03, at 5:18 PM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> Luke Yelavich hat gesagt: // Luke Yelavich wrote:
>> At 06:55 AM 4/11/2003, Frank Barknecht wrote:
>>> 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?
>> I may be trying to do the same thing soon, so if anybody is 
>> interested, I
>> will post the patch.
> Was this patch used for several pieces in those 20 minutes? At home I
> tend to use several patches, more like one patch per track. But this
> is hard to get on stage (not that I used Pd on stage yet), because you
> have to deal with loading times and possibly interruptions. So I
> wonder, if people tend to build special performance patches, how they
> cope with tracks that need highly different material.
> ciao
> -- 
>  Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__
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Matt Nish-Lapidus
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