[PD] Setting a variable in abstractions

simone-www.io-lab.org cimo75 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 01:13:09 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:31 AM, Derek Holzer <derek at umatic.nl> wrote:
> Hey Simone,
> the only thing I see in the patch is that you should remove the number box
> inline in the "MIDI to DEGREES" section. Inline GUI elements can slow down a
> patch, especially when visible. Also, do you really want the CC input to
> change the size of the font in the [text2d], because that's what it does now
> ;-)
no it sends a 7bit value to be displayed, the font size is the second inlet
> Besides that, you may want to have a look at your system config. Linux,
> right? In that case, you should make sure that OpenGL is configured
> properly, and that you have 3d acceleration enabled, otherwise all the GEM
> stuff will be done by the CPU which could also slow things down a little or
> a lot. There's plenty of docs online for whatever distro you are using...
ah! since i got dual head installed i had to say good bye to Compiz
and friends, and that maybe means no OpenGL.This is due to xinerama
not supporting it, probably i ll have to use xrandr with a virtual
desktop size on xorg.conf cause life without dual head can be pretty
miserable ;)
Yet i don understand why this happens only with midi in and not in
other situations..
btw i can t find proper infos about how to offset gemwin on a second
screen or to have it not showing bars and window frame
Tech specs:
Dell D410 1,73Ghz 1,25 Mb
Fedora Core 8 + CCRMA rt kernel
microkontol KORG

> Also, try not to run GEM stuff in the same PD patch as audio stuff (I
> mentioned this during the workshop). Running separate instances of PD, one
> for audio and one for GEM, connected with [netsend] objects or OSC, should
> do the trick.
> best!
> d.
> simone-www.io-lab.org wrote:
>> hi
>> I hope it s fine with top posting but the issue now is drifting off-topic:
>> the patch works as a charm now, thanks again, but (there is always a
>> but) somehow the incoming MIDI messages are slowed down.
>> I tried to monitor the MIDI in and can see how when i turn the
>> rendering on all the MIDI income gets slowed down terribly.
>> Is there any known issue with GEM and MIDI or anything i have to check
>> on my machine?
>> GEM+sending messages from within PD worked flawlessly, CPU is not
>> hogged, jack runs smoothly.
>> I am attaching the patch but without the font file generating the 7bit
>> midi value
> --
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