[PD] Metro unstable osx

timon botez timon at sosolimited.com
Fri Feb 17 10:57:41 CET 2006

On 16 Feb 2006, at 16:54, derek holzer wrote:

> Hi Timon,
> timon wrote:
> > Hi, I have this weird problem.
> > Ive been trying various installers over the last years. On all of  
> them
> > the metro is unstable.
> <snip>
> > the metro stutters irregularly.
> Can't say I've experienced this. A few questions:
> 1) What do you mean by "stuttering"?
Irregular bangs coming out of the metro.

> 2) Does it happen when only using PD, w/o Reason or Live?

I havent tried. As I use reason or live to generate audio. Ill do a  
little test.

> 3) Is it a visual stutter (a connected bang GUI-element appears to  
> trigger irregularly), or does it have an audible reaction (a  
> triggered note plays irregularly)? I ask because the GUI of the  
> installers is incredibly slow compared with older versions.

NO. Its definitely hear-able.

> Please verify that the problem happens in PD only, perhaps by using  
> the metro to switch an oscillator on and off. If it works fine in  
> PD, then the problem could be the MIDI connection with Reason, or  
> how Reason handles the incoming data. Also it would help to have  
> your OSX version, I imagine. Then somebody can narrow down what the  
> cause might be.
This has been occurring on 10.3++ and 10.4++. I have looked at ways  
of monitoring this in PD, but as you say, the GUI redraws slowly and  
irregularly. With that in mind it looks like its within PD.


> d.
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