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I don't hear any sound!

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This FAQ applies to: Any version.

I thought Pd as about making sounds. But I don't hear anything!

First make sure that the box marked compute audio is checked in the main PD window.

Then check to see that you have selected the right soundcard and drivers for your system, and that the soundcard is connected and operating.

  • On OS X, make sure the check-boxes next to your selected soundcard have been checked in "Audio Settings".
  • On Linux or OS X with Jack, make sure the Jack application is running.
  • On all platforms, check the audio control panel which comes with your Operating System and make sure the proper output is enabled there, and that its playback volume is turned up.

Also make sure you are using the correct sampling rate in PD to match that of your soundcard.

this FAQ was originally published under the GPL at Pd's FLOSSmanual

by IOhannes last modified 2014-01-22 11:25 AM

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