[PD] Using midi

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 09:53:52 CEST 2015

On Thu, 2015-07-09 at 09:22 +0200, Pierre Massat wrote:

> The problem lies with Pd now, in the sense that the midi port is not
> open by default, and I have to manually open it every time I start
> Pd. 
> So I was wondering if there was a way to open the port by default at
> startup. Perhaps with a startup flag ?

pd -alsamidi -mididev 1

If you need more ports, specify more numbers to -mididev:

pd -alsamidi -mididev 1,2,3

BTW. there is also a menu entry "File" -> "Preferences" -> "Save all
settings", which is supposed to write all current settings to a file (on
Linux: ~/.pdsettings). It seems it saves the settings correctly, but pd
doesn't create any ports when started without any cmd options. Maybe
this is a bug?


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