[PD] MIDI on Win XP

Patrice Colet pat at mamalala.org
Fri Jan 4 18:16:15 CET 2008


Anton Hörnquist a écrit :

> 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

did you try MIDI controllers with another software?

> 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.

What is this error message?

MIDI on XP is bad indeed, and I have to run my midi application under 
linux to get a latency lower than human sound perception, without 
artefacts, and with a cheap soundcard.

  If you know a bit about development you might be interested about this:


  Anyway, I suggest to have a deep look into your computer configuration,
you might have a problem with the system.

> 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.

Indeed I use OSCx for a lower latency, but almost all paywares doesn't 
use this communication protocol. They are almost all stupidly stucked on 
the old MIDI.

> Cheers,
> Anton
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