[PD] Render a Gem window in [pd~] without dsp turned on

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Wed May 8 09:02:44 CEST 2013

Am 08.05.2013 um 03:56 schrieb Simon Wise <simonzwise at gmail.com>:

> On 08/05/13 07:20, Antonio Roberts wrote:
>> I'm using the [pd~] object to run a Gem window in a subprocess. I've
>> noticed that the Gem window won't start rendering until I turn dsp on
>> in both processes.
>> Is there any way to run Gem in a [pd~] subprocess without turning on dsp?
> you probably do not want to be using pd~ for this, it is designed for working with DSP.
> For a separate thread for Gem you don't want that overhead, you just need a new instance of pd ... communicate between them with sockets.

I disagree. For some uses it can be very practical to use pd~ to separate audio and video. And it has advantages, like not having to care about ports being still blocked from a previous crash and other things.
In order to make the pd~ process work without dsp you still need to do a loadbang [pd dsp 1(, but then you may switch dsp off again after a second or so.
this technique works well.


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