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Pisound & Pure Data

Using Pisound you can run your Pure Data patches straight from a USB thumb drive with a press of a button with no need to connect an external monitor, keyboard or mouse.

If you haven't already, you can install Pure Data via pisound-config, in the 'Install Additional Software' menu, or by running the following command in a Terminal window:

sudo apt-get install puredata

Plug in a USB drive containing your Pure Data patch, main patch file called main.pd, plug in any additional MIDI controller/keyboard, press The Button and Voilà!

You can read more about The Button functionality here.

Also you may be interested in the Pisound App.

Configuring Pure Data

By default, Pure Data is launched when single-clicking the button as so:

puredata -stderr -alsa -audioadddev pisound -alsamidi -channels 2 -r 48000 -mididev 1 -send ";pd dsp 1" $@ &

You may want to customize the command line arguments for Pure Data according to your own needs. To do that, check the Pure Data's Command Line documentation and edit /usr/local/pisound/scripts/common/

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