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jitter performance in M4L vs in Max vs in Standalone

March 17, 2013 | 2:00 am

hi there,
I noticed some performance differences while using jitter in M4L or Max or as a standalone
I’m triggering jitter from MIDI data but also from audio Thus, when using jitter outside Live, I’m using soundflower for audio routing.

I’d like to know from C74 what is the theoretically most efficient way to use jitter among those 3.

Any experiences would be nice to read and that could save me for buying another laptop companion to my current one ;)



dtr
March 17, 2013 | 9:29 am

Really depends on what else is going on in Max and Live. If you have other intensive processes there, there’s a good chance a standalone will yield best performance. That way your Jitter rendering system is totally independent from all the rest and can’t be held back by shared timing/scheduler issues and the like. And your OS will assign the process to whatever free CPU cycles it has, circumventing Max’s limitations in that department.

I split up my large motion tracking / Jitter rendering / audio synthesis systems like that. I’m getting 50% fps gains from it. Of course you need to work out a workable system for sending control data back and forth, using audio signals, udpsend/receive and/or jit.net.send/recv.

Another benefit when using the networking objects is that, when needed, you can easily move a component to another computer.


March 17, 2013 | 9:33 am

hit dtr, you answered. I know it can sound obvious, but I like to have some experience and opinions from other users and especially expert like you.
here, I need to analyze audio + use midi data to trigger/alter my visuals.

udpsend/receive seems to be okay here.
I would analyze audio + make the visuals generations in the same standalone.

I didn’t test the benefits of jit.net.X vs udpX


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