[PD] Gigs with Pd

Pierre Massat pimassat at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 22:29:11 CEST 2010

I don't know much about this, but i'm pretty sure you can't get as low a
latency as that of Linux and Mac OS in windows. The thing is that
"performance and studio" doesn't mean anything per se. If you only need a
drum machine or a sequencer for your performance, then you don't really care
about latency at all. Same for recording. Latency only becomes a problem
when you need to process your sound in real time (if you want to apply an
effect on a voice for instance), or when you need to do some overdubbing
(recording a track while listening to another). For this you need a real low
latency, which implies direct access to the processor for your audio data,
and i don't think Windows allows that.

2010/8/1 Michal Seta <mis at artengine.ca>

> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 5:51 PM, Jeffrey Concepcion
> <jeffreyconcepcion at gmail.com> wrote:
> > i already have an acer netbook, but the issues there are horrifying
> > latency and breakup of the sound (at least on windows), pierre's solution
> > seems like my ticket for now, as i don't need to have the system on me.
> FYI,  we have purchased some recent eeepc (I cannot tell exactly
> which, I don't have the info at hand).  It was pre-loaded with windows
> 7.  I installed ubuntu loaded with the necessary libraries and pd.  I
> have experimented with running our pd patches under windows but the
> performance terrible compared to linux (even before tweaking any
> settings to improve performance).  I could run the same setup on an
> Acer Aspire One but the processing is not very intensive, in any case.
>  On the other hand, I do not know how to make Windows efficient, it
> must be possible since there are so many people relying on it for
> performance and studio work.
> ./MiS
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