[PD] c:ntr:l

Marco Donnarumma devel at thesaddj.com
Thu Mar 3 17:43:56 CET 2011

Hi Nick,

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Nick Burge <nburge at virginmedia.com> wrote:

>  Remains a mystery for the time being....I installed the ttf-bitstream-vera
> font via synaptic which was not actually installed before, but without the
> -font-face Monaco flag it still crashed...

I see, I can't imagine why is that. It seems related to Xfont package and
its configuration. Anyways, I'm happy you can use the software.

Meanwhile your patch/program is really great. Fantastic realtime audio
> processes, but problematical when using video ... as soon as I open a gem
> window audio starts to break up. To stop audio from breaking up on my laptop
> I've had to hack the C[]NTR[]L patch into seperate audio and video patches,
> and running 2 simultaneous instances of pd one for audio and one for video,
> sending the note bangs via OSC/udp from one instance to the other.  Not sure
> why one should have to do this, but it works perfectly like that. Maybe you
> know an easier way??

Thanks Nick.
Ok, yes that's an issue which should be solved using a real time kernel. At
least I don't have this problem here with -rt flag and rt kernel. But it
probably depends on the machine capabilities.
What you described is usually good practice when working with real time
audio+video processing in Pd. I believe there should be several threads
about this topic here on the list.

However, I have to admit the C[]NTR[]L application featuring audio-to-video
OSC communication was in the pipeline for long time, but then the project
forked into a more interesting (at least for me) framework, which I'm
developing now.

Best wishes,
and have fun!


Marco Donnarumma
Independent New Media and Sonic Arts Professional, Performer, Instructor
ACE, Sound Design MSc by Research (ongoing)
The University of Edinburgh, UK
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