netpd @ LAC 2013
netpd will be presented at the Linux Audio Conference 2013 in Graz
netpd v2.1 released
Release date: 2013-03-10
- Improved reliability of finding a sync peer (breaks compatibility with v2.0)
- Added non-blocking until [netpd-nb-until]
- Turning DSP off on dynamic creation is now a configurable option (see chat's preferences)
- Prevent errors when checking for non-existing files (adds more dependencies, though)
- Automatically load unpatch by cmdline option (useful for -nogui)
- Turn on/off printing of all incoming and outgoing OSC message with cmdline option
- Turn on/off state messages for testing and debugging with cmdline option
netpd is a CRNMME (Collaborative Realtime Networked Music Making Environment)
built in Pure Data. It allows many users to have a realtime
jam sessions with each other, connected over the net.
Users might contribute their own netpd-ized patches a.k.a. instruments
or use pre-existing ones. The set of patches, as well as the state of
each is synchronized between clients in order to provide identical
experience for every connected user.
From a technical perspective the whole netpd framework pursues two goals:
- Make sure that every client has the same set of patches loaded at anygiven time.
- Make sure that any instance of a certain patch/instrument is state-synchronized with other client's instances.
netpd was designed with music in mind, but it might serve well also
other purposes, where realtime state synchronization is a requirement.