[PD] Pd vs. MAX

Pall Thayer palli at pallit.lhi.is
Mon Jun 30 23:35:29 CEST 2003

I converted from Max to PD a couple of years ago. PD runs on any modern OS, 
it's free and the support is impeccable. Why anyone would continue to use Max 
is beyond me at this point. I think the only thing I missed was being able to 
create pretty, stand-alone applications but I got over that a long time ago.


On Monday 30 June 2003 20:43, J. Scott Hildebrand wrote:
>      right now i'm writing a report on the effectiveness of Pd for use in
> spatial audio. i'm also somewhat comparing it to its competition; csound,
> reaktor, and of course the various versions of MAX. it's been very hard
> trying to understand the current state of things, for example which is
> more widely used and has more people working on it?
>      i've read a lot about the various incarnations of MAX including jMAX,
> MAX/MSP, Pd, and all the old stuff like MAX/Opcode, MAX/FTS, Patcher, ISPW
> stuff, etc.
>      have any of you tried several different things and have any useful
> comparison info? how are the expansions in jMAX and MAX/MSP comparable to
> the expansions in Pd like GEM and GriPD? thanks,
> scott
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