[PD] practical synthetic sound design

padawan12 padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Thu May 18 19:32:28 CEST 2006


Thanks to everyone (Kyle, Frank, Jamie, Chris and all others) who sent me feedback and advice.
I have taken onboard all your comments and suggestions and I'm very grateful for them,
especially those concerning correct use of triggers to avoid race hazards. I'm also aware
that I need to stay with the latest version of Pd, which will happen soon, I hope not too
many things break. There's a lot of praise too and I'm delighted the efforts are so far 
extremely well received. To address a few points arising,

Yes, please DO feel welcome to use these patches as the basis of your own creations. That's what it's there
for. I know how this works, shoulders of giants and all that, without an active community of so many
puredata hackers I wouldn't be able to do this.

Sorry, I can't provide a tarball of all the examples. That's because it's all in quite a dynamic state of flux
right now. Some of you might have noticed that the files change regularly as I update and improve them.

Yes it's a permanent web resource. Whatever else happens the tutorials will remain. I'll probably do as
some other authors and keep back a special chapter or two if there's a dead tree version, in which case
I'm going to have to learn TeX all over again.

No, I don't want to blur focus by introducing other languages. Pd is what saved my soul from Csound and Nyquist
and fond as I am of those sepier faded memories of halcyon days it's time to quit living in the past.

I started on Project Mayhem which is going to be fun (for my neighbors) and first up is "AK47".
If you're looking for something to shoot with it the first monster has taken up residence too.


Cheers all,

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