[PD] music

mark mark at junklight.com
Sun Jul 21 00:40:29 CEST 2002


To be honest I think that  using a single tool for everything
will be seriously limiting (when you've got a hammer everything
looks like a nail....or tubular bells:-)) - why not use PD to
control reaktor (via a midi loopback or vst~). I use a wide
variety of tools and tend to use things to their strengths.

Having said that trying to make things in pd can make all
sorts of interesting instruments - I have an excellent granlular
synthesis patch that has a number of bugs (bad loop indexing,
glitchy envelopes etc.) but for a couple of tracks it was just
the right tool.



-----Original Message-----
From: matthew nish-lapidus [mailto:mattn-l at rogers.com]
Sent: 20 July 2002 22:18
To: PD List
Subject: [PD] music


up until recently i have used reaktor for all my music/art but i'm not
starting to feel limited by what it can do.  i've been using pd for a long
time for video/graphics installation work (with ben bogart), and have done a
little audio work with it.  i've been able to write some patches to do a lot
of the things i can't do in reaktor, but i haven't been able to efficiently
reproduce the simpler things that i use all the time, like a multi sample
polyphonic sampler.  i'd like to switch entirly to pd eventualy, but i need
to figure out how to create these basic building blocks first.

so, my actual question is, does anybody have any tips for pathc building?
or has anybody else started something like this?  i basically want to create
a library of abstractions for all the basic components that i need for

anyway, if anybody has any tips i'd love some help.

m n-l.

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