[PD] using pd live (sans computer/laptop/raspberry pi)

Aaron L. elmastero74 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 21:07:02 CET 2014

Wow.  Many thanks, Dan.

I'll look into these options and get back to you then.

On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:

> Without a computer, no. Without a desktop or laptop computer, yes.
> An embedded computer (rpi or UDOO, for instance) can totally do this and
> that's what some of us have used them for. Simplest case is to setup the
> system, install pd with your patch, and write a script that is launched
> when the machine boots that connects to the sound card and starts pd. This
> way it starts immediately when you turn on the power, no interaction
> required. All of this can be built into a box of some sort, giving you an
> in/out effects setup. It's what I've done with several systems, although
> they are not as small as a real pedal.
> Any regular USB sound card will work. I recommend the Roland Edirol UA-25
>  o/ UA-25EX as it's a simple USB 1 sound device that will work with
> anything that speaks USB audio without a driver. You get instrument
> jack/XLR preamps in and stereo out.
> You could also get this setup with my Pd iOs app PdParty<https://github.com/danomatika/PdParty/blob/master/doc/PdParty_User_Guide.md>of Chris McCormick's
> PdDroidParty <http://droidparty.net/> and a sound interface to your
> mobile device. For instance, I have an Alesis iODock for my iPad which
> gives me the equivalent of a UA-25. I've also had success using a UA-25
> with a powered USB hub connected to the iPad via the camera connection kit
> usb adapter. Let me know if you want to beta test PdParty as it's currently
> not released on the App Store.
> Subject: Re: [PD] using pd live (sans computer/laptop/raspberry pi)
>> I'll take this a bit further into newb-question territory.........
>> Are there any soundcards that output instrument level signals?
>> This would allow one to use "PD into a computer and then out of a
>> computer" similar to how one uses an effects pedal, no?
>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Aaron L. <elmastero74 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> List.
>>> Total newb question........
>>> Is there any way to "encapsulate"(?) a pd patch into some sort of
>>> hardware (pedal?  something else?) allowing for no computers (e.g. no
>>> bootup, no load times, etc.) on stage?
>>> I can't imagine that there is but, hey, I have no shame.
>>> Thanks.
> --
> Dan Wilcox
> danomatika.com
> robotcowboy.com
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