Wire Reference - Main Window

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File Menu


Quit from Wire. You will be asked if you want to save any unsaved patches before quitting.

View Menu

Top Patch

Makes the top patch in the patch hierarchy visible.

Debug Log

Makes the debug log windows visible.

Straight Lines

If this item is checked, then the connections between modules will be drawn as straight lines.
If unchecked then a segmented line will be drawn.

Engine Menu

This menu controls the JSyn synthesis engine.


Turns off the synthesis engine.


This is the default mode. Audio output is enabled. The LineOut module can be used to produce audio output.


Input will be enabled if this is checked. There will be no audio output. The LineIn module can be used to capture audio input.


This mode enables simultaneous audio input and output. LineIn and LineOut modules can both be used in this mode.
Note that some older PC audio cards that are ISA based, for example the AWE64, and some PC laptops do not support simultaneous audio input and output at full resolution. You may have reduced fidelity, or it may not work at all.

22050 Hz

Sets the sample rate to 22050 Hz.

44100 Hz

Sets the sample rate to 44100 Hz.

Usage Button

Clicking on the Usage button will cause the current percentage CPU load to be displayed. This is how much time your computer spends calculating audio versus performing other tasks. Your computer may become sluggish if you exceed an 80 or 90% CPU load.