[PD] MIDI on Win XP

Anton Hörnquist anton.hornquist at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 09:37:38 CET 2008

Hello Pders,

This is my first post to the pd-list.

I recently bought a Faderfox midi controller and was planning to use it with
Pd (Win XP) but I'm running into problems. When I move a knob on the midi
controller there is a delay of at least one second until the controller data
show up in the Pd window (I simply output controllers using the [ctlin]
object). This delay makes it pretty much unusable. I tried different command
line arguments to find something that could speed things up and I managed to
get quick midi input through the [ctlin] object, if I used -noaudio. But I'd
like to use the audio system, so that's not really an option for me. Is MIDI
on Win XP Pd really this bad? There is a warning message showing up in the
Pd window when using MIDI on windows.

A solution would be to convert the MIDI to OSC in some other program and
send it to Pd, but of course I prefer to just use the [ctlin] object in Pd,
if possible. I also run Pd on Linux but unfortunately my soundcard (M-Audio
Firewire 410) has no driver for Linux.

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