[PD] PD and MacIntel

Damian Stewart damian at frey.co.nz
Thu Oct 19 00:41:41 CEST 2006

I'm thoroughly sick of pd's instability around MIDI and video on Windows 
(I wanted to do my gig this coming tuesday with PD but MIDI using my 
nice new MIDI controller makes pd crash - which really isn't cool as I'm 
playing with a band...)

And I'm also thoroughly sick of trying to make Linux work on my PC 
laptop. It doesn't, and I don't have the patience to make it.

So I'm going to switch to a mac system, sooner rather than later I think 
(giving me, among other things, a switching power supply that doesn't 
make the entire audio rig buzz like an angry bumblebee whenever I play a 
gig and forget to bring my DI's, plus the ability to run Steim's LiSa, 
and the ability to pretend that I'm more creative just because I own an 
Apple product...).

So my question is: what does the combination of Jack and PD and an 
external USB soundcard look like on a MacIntel? In the short term, 
should I get a MacIntel or a PowerPC? How about the long term?

thanks :-)

Damian Stewart
+64 27 305 4107

f r e y
live music with machines

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