[PD] a general discussion about which software to learn: pd, max, both... or else?
tim at timesup.org
Mon Oct 15 09:42:20 CEST 2007
it also depends upon who you are working with. I tend to work with PD
for a number of reasons, however most of my colleagues are
Max people who, for a number of reasons, will not be learning a second
language any time soon. This is not really a problem as both systems
can do most things. Mixing them using OpenSoundControl (OSC) for
communication is also no problem. From there it is easy to then
mix in almost any language that has an OSC interface; VVVV, Python,
C, perl, etc.
On 15/10/2007, at 6:59 AM, marius schebella wrote:
> 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
> 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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