[PD] adding new objects while audio is on

John Nowak john at johnnowak.com
Fri Dec 31 13:15:02 CET 2004

One thing which drives me nuts about Max/MSP is that adding signal 
processing objects or adding/deleting connections while audio is 
playing results in clicks and nastiness as the DSP chain sorts itself 
out all over again. Someone mentioned in passing on the max list that 
PD does not have this problem. I have always assumed that PD had the 
same issue, but perhaps this is not so. A quick bit of googling didn't 
turn up much (as indeed it would be a weird thing to come out and say a 
problem you do NOT have...). If PD were to allow me to create patches 
which could repatch themselves and spawn new objects during audio 
playback, I'd be quite excited. Is such a thing possible? I assume the 
answer is no, but it never hurts to ask...

- JN

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