[PD] pd~ -nogui process with Gem [scopeXYZ]

Martin Peach chakekatzil at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 17:42:20 CEST 2021

Hi Samuel,
I think you have it backwards -- you should run the audio in [pd~] as
it already has no GUI. And if you don't care about latency (it sounds
like you're using prerecorded or generated dmaterial), just increase
the audio block size until you don't get dropouts.


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 11:23 AM Samuel Burt
<composer.samuel.burt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's what I'm trying to do:
> On a Raspberry Pi 3, I want to run an audio patch that generates LFOs and also have a Gem window that shows [scopeXYZ]. There are tremendous dropouts unless [scopeXYZ] has a very short length of samples to process.
> Here's one problem I've run into:
> I'm prototyping on Windows 10. I decided to try running the Gem component in a subprocess [pd~]. The [pd~] object doesn't seem to accept the "-nogui" tag. How do I use it? Will it also hide the terminal window that launches the second copy of Pd?
> Is this an effective method of separating Gem from audio on a Raspberry Pi? Is there a better way?
> Hi. I find it difficult to search for discussions related to pd~ because Google uses ~ for synonym searches.  Any tips for searching for [pd~] on the web and the mailing list?
> Thanks!
> Sam
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