In order to run netpd, you need to have Pd >= 0.45 and some externals installed.
NOTE: Pd-extended is maintained anymore. netpd only supports the vanilla Pure Data.
NOTE: netpd does not work with Pd-L2ork, because it introduced incompatibilities with vanilla Pd.
Since Pd 0.47 externals can easily be installed through the menu 'Help' -> 'Find Externals'. You need the following
Download netpd from the download section. The client software and the
instruments are hosted separately. If you want to make music right away using pre-built
instruments, pick the bundle.
Unpack the archive to any location you have write privileges. That's it
- On most operating systems you can simply double-click the patch chat.pd.It launches Pd and opens a chat window that automatically connects to thenetpd server.Click 'list' to get a list of currently connnected users.
- Load instruments with unpatch by clicking the square button nextto the 'netload instrument' label. Browse to netpd/instruments and pickan instrument (if your netpd/instruments directory is empty, you needto get some instruments first. Read above).Alternatively, just type the name of the instrument (without theextension .pd) into the symbol box and hit enter.
- Play an instrument by clicking its name in unpatch. The instru-ment's GUI pops up and you can now manipulate the instrumentat your will. Beware other users are able (and supposed) tomanipulate the instrument to their will as well.