[PD] a general discussion about which software to learn: pd, max, both... or else?
aaron at nquit.com
Mon Oct 15 07:53:51 CEST 2007
What is your goal, ie what would you like to DO, exactly?
The reason I ask is PD and Max, technically, are programming languages (sort
of *furrows brow*). Your mention of Pro Tools and Final Cut and such makes
me think that you may be on the wrong track with something like PD/Max.
I don't know though, so I asked what exactly you'll be wanting to do :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "marius schebella" <marius.schebella at gmail.com>
To: "David Schaffer" <schafferdavid at hotmail.com>
Cc: "pd list" <pd-list at iem.at>
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: [PD] a general discussion about which software to learn: pd,
max, both... or else?
> Hi David,
> It depends very much on what you want to do with the program and what
> the people around you know and use. My first reflex was to write max is
> the better solution because it hase more users and better support. but I
> think max is not so reliable and known to crash sometimes and a lot of
> people in theatre and stage situations don't want to use it. (well, pd
> can crash too).
> max has a nicer interface. if you want to look into the sourcecode then
> you have to use Pd.
> I think you should start with Pd, it is similar to max and if you ever
> think you miss something, then you can change to max later. I switched
> between both programs, but now I am back to Pd.
> David Schaffer wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I'm a stage/audiovisual technician willing to make a move into
>> digital arts. I've been using pd for quite some time know and I was
>> wondering if it would be useful for me to learn Max: according to you
>> guys, which of the two programs seems to be most widely used, most
>> popular, most promising in terms of future devellopements? Is it worth to
>> be good in both or to become "excellent" (whatever that means...) in one
>> of them? Is there another platform out there that would be worth giving a
>> look (outside of the established stuff like pro tools, final cut,
>> photoshop etc...) Thank you for your answers.
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