[PD] How to exchange tables between different instances of pd in real time?

Simon Wise simonzwise at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 08:12:41 CEST 2009

Martin Schied wrote:

> Is there something to exchange big audio chunks or tables? I'm currently 
> thinking about using soundfiler and a ramdisk for exchange, but if 
> there's something more convenient I'll try that.
> I found streamio13~ which can send several audio signals in parallel, so 
> I could build a simple syncing mechanism...?
> open for any suggestions...

if I remember correctly then [value] is actually global, and is shared 
between pd instances, but the help patch is not at all clear on that and 
I have not used it. There have been discussions about this on the list 
so you could try to search. Could you use that in some way to exchange 
references to a table?????   or to an audio file? it has a numeric 
value, so that could be difficult.

But as you say it may be just as easy to use a file to save/share data 
then pass its path/name to the other instance, e.g. via [netsend].



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