[PD] OSX, low latency and JACK

derek holzer derek at x-i.net
Wed Sep 21 15:01:20 CEST 2005


OK, since nobody bit the last one... a simpler question: what would be 
the best way to go to use PD with Jack on OSX? Compile Miller's, compile 
Devel or use one of the installers (and if so which?)

 From an OSX n00b ;-)


derek holzer wrote:
> Hi list!
> Tim Blechmann wrote:
>>> Can I infer from this statement that using JACK on OSX is a
>>> low-latency option?
>> it will probably give better latencies on osx than portaudio ... in
>> miller's branch, although i'm not sure, if it's possible to compile
>> pd/jack on osx... (iirc hans has been trying this ... didn't really
>> follow this, though)
>> in devel, it shouldn't be a big difference if you're running pd with
>> the changed scheduler, that's computing dsp in the audio driver thread.
> Can anyone currently using PD for low latency audio on OSX follow up on 
> this?
> I'd like to know if anyone has done any "speed tests" between Linux with 
> ALSA and with JACK compared to OSX with Portaudio and with JACK. How 
> much latency should I expect to lose from my HDSP, for example, if I run 
> the same patches I normally use under Linux/JACK on OSX/Portaudio or 
> Also if anyone has had difficulty/success compiling PD with JACK support 
> on OSX, either Main or Devel branch.
> [Yes, BTW, I am thinking of getting a new computer! ;-)  ]
> thx,
> derek

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