this "manual" is somewhat outdated,
refer to the info in all the acts of the current version and to the info shown in ho_st by clicking on "ppooll".
ppooll is a software written in MaxMSP designed for sound design, live-improvising, video manipulation, interactive installations, and a variety of other purposes.
In its earliest incarnation known as "lloopp", Klaus Filip created the patch as a sample-based loop machine with plug-ins in 1998 (MacOS9). The open architecture of the patch invited other programmers to join in, resulting in a community which helped lloopp grow into a modular workstation with diverse functionalities, capable of generating and manipulating both live sounds and buffered samples, and well as some basic video.
lloopp was ported to OSX in around 2003. Since Fall 2005, a totally revised hybrid version for OSX and WindowsXP has also available, with its current incarnation now being called "ppooll." Besides of the availability on XP, the aim of this new version was to make it very easy to integrate new modules into ppooll.
Main developers of the current version is again Klaus Filip together with noid (Arnold Haberl).
ppooll is freeware, open-source, and copyleft.
Contributions for ppooll are written by artists who use this very software for their performances. MaxMSP/Jitter is a programming environment specialized for digital media performing or installations. It incorporates audio, video, sensors, data-management, and is still one of the foremost tools of versatility for multimedia artists pioneering new concepts in the field.
Anybody who is into Max-Programming is invited to join in. Refer to the .help-section for building new patches and use our lloopp-list for communication. Any ideas are welcomed as well.
Both packages can be downloaded as free runtime-versions from the site: MaxMSP/Jitter Runtime
Currently, the MaxMSP/Jitter 6 Runtime is the most stable runtime system for operating ppooll.
It is possible to communicate with or integrate custom Max patches with ppooll. An object called "Actmaker" turns a Max/MSP patch into a ppooll act, and there are templates for common tasks, like audio in-out, video in-out and presets.
Subscribe to our ppooll-list for bug-reports, update-information, and feedback. Using this link here will open your mail application, with a mail ready-to-send. You don't need to put any subject or body in your mail. Subscriber information will come to your mailbox soon after that.
There is also a public archive
ppooll thankfully includes objects from following authors respectively collections (individual licenses are nested in the according help-folders): bill orcutt, CNMAT, jasch, jhno, kirisits, nathan wolek, olaf mathes, PeRColate, peter elsea, puckette-apel, RTC, thomas grill, tristan jehan, ville pulkki, Jean-Michel Couturier, Frederik Olofsson, michale norris, jeremy bernstein, Stephania Serafin, Joshua Kit Clayton, Masayuki Akamatsu, barry threw.
And/or: Make a Donation!
Have Fun, Speak Up! :)
Wiki Info and Help
As of August 2015, the ppooll wiki is being updated (slowly) by one author whom (if I may editorialize about myself) is still familiarizing himself with the software. Some of the acts and images hosted may still be from earlier iterations, so please be understanding if there are slight variances between the current documentation and the current version of ppooll. If you have any corrections, clarifications, advice, or general experiences to share, please forward your comments to Johnny K. Cheers!