ho_st is the basic patch of ppooll.
The fantastic adventure of ppooll starts with the ho_st.
All other patches have to be loaded via the menus here.
ho_st provides the main audio-out and a special subpatch for masterplugs.
The first thing you should know is that a ppooll-module (patch) is called "Act".
Now, let's break the ho_st into pieces in order to grasp it perfectly.
As in all other acts, there is a box top left of the window with two main functions:
-click and drag in the left part of the label will move the window.
-clicking in the right side will open up a menu.
This is the "title-menu" which has the following entries in ho_st:
This is the info section which all Acts also have it to introduce you themselves.
Before this manual, this was the only place where you could get some information about the Acts. Still, most of them have comprehensive information but some of them with no information at all. It is a good idea after you open the ppooll and before you fool around, have a sneak at this section. It really helps. ;)
This opens up a window to view all parameters of this act:
In this window, the checkboxes represent the functions of the act on and off. If you press the ON button in the ho_st1, you see the audioON/OFF changes from 0 to 1 (means it is on and working) in the Data Section of the Client Objects [pat] window (clientwindow):
This adds the title-bar to the window. (It is useful most of the time to move the window around.)
ho_st without the titlebar:
ho_st with the titlebar:
This adds the title-bar to all ppooll-windows:
This opens up the window for setting all audio-driver options:
In this window, you can choose your primary soundcard and other settings: