[PD] A few small questions

shreeswifty bigswift at ufl.edu
Tue Nov 18 06:28:49 CET 2003

I just used pd in teaching my class for a lecture "Alternative soundtrack
techniques for Time Based Media" and i will say that people didn't mind the
colors etc..and i saw a few lights go on when i told them (50/50, FA and
CISE) how to use it.
I also showed Cecilia, which some felt was more difficult to use then pd.
Though, instead of changing pd's appearance i am always voting for ease of

I know this will sound very mspeeee but
i would love something simple like "quickrecord" built in.
i know its lazy its cheese or what have you but i think that should go into
a major release.
right from the menu dumps an .aiff or what have you to pd/tmp.aiff

Is this lame?


-----Original Message-----
From: pd-list-admin at iem.at [mailto:pd-list-admin at iem.at]On Behalf Of
Mathieu Bouchard
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 9:08 PM
To: e skogen
Cc: pd-list at iem.at
Subject: Re: [PD] A few small questions

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, e skogen wrote:

> if we could get it crossplatform, it might change people's mind about
> Pd? the biggest complaint i hear about Pd is about the ugly GUI.

I believe it wouldn't take so much effort to make Pd look like jMax. I
think the most difficult part may be that several (I don't know how many)
Pd users are quite attached to the current oldskool look of Pd and are
somehow proud of its "minimalistic" two-tone black-and-white style.

Nevertheless I think it would be a good thing to have, at least as an
option in the main release of Pd.

Mathieu Bouchard                       http://artengine.ca/matju

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