[PD] why is midi out so slow?

matohawk matohawk at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 17:52:12 CEST 2009

Hello pd list and cyrille,

I found this old message.
Anyone have an answer about midi object in pd?

Cheers Thomas Thiery

cyrille henry a écrit :
> hello,
> i do sometimes use the ctlout object to send midi data out of pd.
> but latency is very big (about 100ms)
> i'm using OSS midi on ubuntu linux with vanilia pd.
> using udpsend to send data to an other application that forward them to 
> the midi out, a loop can be as small as 5ms.
> (using pdreceive >/dev/midi1 on a terminal by example, see attachment)
> why are the midi out objects in pd so slow, and is it possible to make 
> them faster?
> thanks
> Cyrille
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