[PD] Audio latency problems on Mac OS X
Chadwick A. Wood
chadwick at sphericle.com
Tue Nov 2 05:16:52 CET 2004
I have a couple questions regarding PD on OS X and getting low latency
1. I'm using PD-0.38-0test4HCS1. I forget which release this is (I
know there are a couple of OS X packages out there). I've started
trying to decrease my latency using the -frags command line option.
The problem is that with this (and all) command line options that I try
to use with this app, on startup it says there was an error parsing the
command line arguments. When I look at my saved startup preferences,
there is a square-looking character at the end of the arguments. Has
anyone else had this problem?
2. Since I'm having these problems with the saved start up options, is
there a way to start pd from the command line on OS X? Should I use a
different OS X port that somebody has made?
3. Is there some completely other way that I should go about trying to
decrease my latency?
I have a G4 1GHz powerbook. I'm using an Audiophile USB card from
m-audio. The latency patch from the Tools says my latency is about 69
ms. I'd like to get to 10 so that I can play my guitar along with my
patches and process it...
Thanks for the help!!!
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