[PD] max msp vs pd

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Nov 1 01:47:04 CET 2005

If you like calling support, that's one reason to buy Max.  Their  
documentation is quite good and more complete than Pd's.  But in terms  
of what you can do with them, they are largely the same, with Max  
having some stronger areas and Pd have other stronger areas.  Max is  
more of an application, while Pd is more of a research bed for new  


On Oct 29, 2005, at 9:56 AM, Matthew Williams wrote:

> Ok i'm curious .... why would someone spend 400 dollars on max when  
> you can get pd for free.  Is it because of the ability to make  
> plugin's using pluggo.  But can't you make plug-ins from pd as well.    
> I was going to buy max but i came across pd and thought,  "this is  
> great..max for free."  Am i wrong.  And yes i read about the  
> differences .. but they don't justify 400 dollars.
> wondering,  matt
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