unpatch is the instrument manager. It is used to load new instrument into the current session or close instruments. All connected clients have control over all instruments used in the session.

unpatch's user interface:


saves current state (with the state of each instrument in the session) to file


loads a previously saved state from file into current session. Please mind that this closes all instruments of the current session.

available instruments

The upper scroll list lists all available instruments which are found in the directory configured in instruments path in netpd-preferences. Instruments are loaded into the current session by clicking on their name.

instruments used in session

The lower sections shows all instruments currently in use. Each instrument gets a unique ID assigned which allows to load many instances of the same instrument.


When enabled, unpatch is printing information about up|down|loading and closing instruments to Pd's console.