[PD] sound card preferences

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Jan 31 16:56:35 CET 2011

In Pd-extended, check out:

Help -> Browser -> hcs -> get-audio-dialog-help.pd

You can use that to grab the settings from the Audio dialog and embed  
them in the patch.


On Jan 29, 2011, at 6:59 AM, Marco Donnarumma wrote:

> You could use the -audiodev flag (http://en.flossmanuals.net/PureData/AdvancedConfig 
> ) but I never used it on Mac, so I'm not sure whether it is  
> appliable; with flags you could also specify sound servers/API to  
> playback with. So another solution could just be to use jack (I  
> usually reccommend to install jack on Mac for better flexibility and  
> efficiency). Then you would start jack with an appropriate profile  
> and Pd with -jack and -channels flag and you're done.
> http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/jackosx/JackOSX/0.87/JackOSX.0.87.Documentation.pdf
> best,
> Marco
> i need to tell a patch to select an external sound card when it loads.
> what's the most efficient method? flags? im on osx, pd-extended, card
> is a focusrite saffire pro 24.
> cheers
> -- 
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