Hi, I recently decided to investigate using Csound from the unix (or unix-
like) terminal in MacOSX. I was surprised to discover that when using Csound in this way the minimum buffer size is 512 samples, while on MacCsound the minimum is around 128. By minimum I mean the smallest buffer
I can use without the audio breaking up when playing (or sequencing) the
instruments in real-time.
I'm using a PowerBook G4 15" 1.25ghz, with 1gb RAM, using Csound 5.08.
I typically run Logic Express or Pro 7 to sequence the Csound instruments.
The command line options I use are:
csound -d -n -M0 -odac -b512 -B2048 rt.csd
Any insights anyone can offer into why this is would be much appreciated.
Perhaps MacCsound has some way of making sure Csound instruments are given
priority for processor time?