[PD] a general discussion about which software to learn: pd, max, both... or else?

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Mon Oct 15 15:56:58 CEST 2007

bbarros hat gesagt: // bbarros wrote:

> Take a look in SuperCollider. I used Max/MSP and CSound before, IMO
> you can do more with less effort once you learn this programming
> language (yes, it is a true programming language) Once you finished
> your patch it is also easy to modify and change comparing to
> max/msp. I like it.

I believe, the choice between a 1-dimensional language like SC and a
2-dimensional one like Pd is a state of mind thing. I do my fair share
of 1-dim programming, even used CSound in the past, but now it's
mostly in other areas. I feel that for thinking about music or "art",
I always come back to Pd. Somehow Pd's way of laying out processes in
two dimensions is more inspiring to me than the sequential,
left-to-right programming of SC etc. when doing "art". Of course some
things are tedious to do in Pd and easier or faster to program in
1-dim languages, but then it's possible to embed a 1-dim language like
lua, python, C etc. into Pd or go with a dual-app approach and OSC.

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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