[PD] So, what do you us this for?

Pall Thayer palli at pallit.lhi.is
Sat Dec 13 00:59:22 CET 2003

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From: "Umiachi" <umiachi at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 11:48 PM
Subject: [PD] So, what do you us this for?

> Hello.
> I've found myself in a design slump with PD over the
> last few weeks and I figured maybe you guys can lend
> some inspiration. I've learned how to noodle together
> objects and expressions, alter midi data paths and
> construct sound producers, but I'm now at a loss for
> how and where to apply this knowledge I've gleaned.
> So, I'm here to ask: What do you use PD for? 
> A primary canvas for audio exploration?
> A game for noodling?
> A sequencer?
> It seems that, since PD can't be hosted in my primary
> tools for production (logic and cubase), its uses have
> become somewhat limited. Sure, I can mangle samples in
> it (to be imported into another editor for touch up
> work, then exported to my samplers), but that's about
> all it's useful for it me at the moment. 
> I can make midi synths, but since they can't be
> rewired (or hosted) in my DAWs, I loose out on a lot
> of functionality. 
> I can make generative music, but I'm more interested
> in manually sequencing abstraction. 
> I can make effects, but due to the hosting issues it
> becomes a moot issue again.
> I can make interesting midi systems, but - for the
> work - it almost seems counterproductive to reinvent a
> wheel logic's enviroment and cubase paved for me. I
> honestly can't even think of anything I desire from a
> midi system these don't already cover (i'm not into
> analog styled sequencers, aside from control elements
> for non-frequency related synth parameteres).
> I don't do video.
> So, maybe I can learn by proxy: What do you use this
> for? Anybody care to share (audio links would be nice
> as well)?
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