[PD] A good place to start?

Mat Ranson mat at audiosixsixsix.com
Thu May 25 14:15:12 CEST 2006

Well given the amount of info to look through here, I've plenty to be  
getting on with before I come back with more questions.


On 25 May 2006, at 00:26, Chuckk Hubbard wrote:

> lol here's where we find out Mat's character.  Does he disappear
> forever or start asking more questions?  jk
> I second these:
>> http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/Pd_documentation/
>> http://www.obiwannabe.co.uk/padawan12/onlinetutorials/html/ 
>> tutorials_main.html
>> http://www-crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/techniques/latest/book-html/
> The rest I'm not too familiar with.  This last one, Miller's book, is
> booyah, and Andy's tutorials are phenomenal too, besides being easy to
> read and divided into bite-sized morsels.  They're from a sound-design
> point of view, but that means a lot of synthesis talkage.
> I've also learned a lot from the PD Help files, not sure if that was
> one of the links.  And 'The Csound Book', though a lot of that is
> specific to Csound opcodes, which in themselves seem kind of opaque to
> me.  It still has some good theory.
> Something I've found myself doing is actually going back to the most
> basic stuff, the first link here, and reading over it again with
> understanding I've gained from using Pd.  My tendency was to skim over
> it seeking practical info, but all of it will be important to know at
> some point.
> I think people learning languages crave new words more than grammar,
> so maybe Andy's hands-on tutorials will be more stimulating to begin
> with.
> -Chuckk
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