How can I change my name?

Configure the name field in netpd-preferences

Can I use my live guitar playing in netpd?

Yes, you can use evil for live audio input.

Can I use my Yamaha DX-7 with netpd?

Does it have MIDI? You could use it as midi-controller. You could buildsomething like pcr-30 for it.

Why do I get warnings from my firewall / AV protection?

Pure Data runs separate DSP and GUI processes which communicate through a network socket over localhost. Make sure your firewall allows this connection. (This mainly applies to Windows. There are no reports from other OSs with that specific problem)

What concern should I have about netpd’s security issues?

Consider it insecure and read about security.

Can I use samples in netpd?

Yes, there is a [netpd_sample] abstraction that synchronizes an audio sample between peers. Check simplesample or ripple as examples that makes use of audio samples.

Can I use netpd offline?

Sure. When you’re not connected to a server, you still can do everything without interference from other people.

Are there other “rooms” to not disturb anyone while jamming?

netpd has (yet) no concept of rooms. All clients connected to the same server are in the same “room”. However, it’s easy to run many servers on different ports (or even different hosts).

Can I change an existing instrument and increase the version tag?

Technically, yes. It would be polite to ask the original author for consent, though. You could also give your version of the instrument a different name. Reuse of patches and ideas is actually encouraged in netpd. So, feel free to build your own stuff based on what you can find.

I’m rich and I love netpd. How can i support the project?

I don’t know.

A patch I want to port to netpd uses an external that isn’t included in any standard Pd flavour. Can i still port it?

Yes, but it is unlikely the instrument will work out of-the-box for other people. When everyone has the external installed, it is no problem.

I recorded a great song with netpd. Can I upload it somewhere?

There are tons of sites for publishing audio material. If you really want, you can put it to the list of recorded sessions. Ask Roman to do it for you.