Andrew Morton's low-latency patches provide an easy way to reduce performance latency significantly at the kernel level ( The article “Achieving Low-latency Response Times Under Linux” (by yours truly) describes the process of configuring your own system for low latency (

The Pd sources and binaries are available at Miller Puckette's Pd home page ( More information about Pd can be found at Information about the Max programming environment is available at Development of jMax is sponsored by and hosted at IRCAM (