[PD] 64 bit audio?

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 05:09:28 CET 2015

not much attention here, but here's an anser from the SC list about their
discussion in porting the audio server to 64 bits

"The biggest advantage of higher resolution is in things like filter loops,
but most SC UGens already do 64 bit calculations internally where that’s

I guess it makes sense, 32 bit is more than enough for dealing with audio

So I assume Pd won't likely bother to become 64 bits like Max did for
similar reasons, and maybe just think "internal 64 bit calculations" sooner
or later, or does that already happen?


2015-11-25 4:26 GMT-02:00 Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com>:

> This may already have been discussed on the list I guess, but I wonder if
> there's any plan to have Pd running audio (and control) signals at 64 bit
> audio in the near coming future.
> I know there's a version you can compile with double precision for a while
> now, and I'm just wondering if we should naturally expect that this will
> eventually happen as a default, because that is the natural course to go,
> or "not at all"...
> One way or another, I was hoping for some explanation why it would likely
> and naturally go towards a 64 bit resolution or not (technical issues /
> pros & cons).
> thanks
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