[PD] multiple karplus-strong delays causing system to max out

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Tue Mar 27 17:19:37 CEST 2007

I always thought only Pentium processors had this issue. My Athlon 
systems never got bogged down by denormals, running the same patches 
that killed my P4 in minutes.


IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> David McCarthy wrote:
>> Dear List,
>> I am trying to run 40 karplus-strong delays, 20ms max long each, using
>> vd~ and delwrite~ with the (filter~ bpq $1 $2 1 1) modulating.
>> My system is a 1.2GHz Athlon Win98SE 700MB Ram.
>> Perhaps it cannot deal with 0.99999 as the coefficient within each
>> infinite loop?
>> Maybe I should put the volume before the delay loop, as opposed to after?
>> Maybe I could use the xsample objects?
>> My processor starts off ok, and after about 1 min, it hits 100% and
>> stays there!
> sounds like a denormal problem.
> which pd version are you using?
> which iemlib version are you using?
> mfg.asdr.
> IOhannes
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