[PD] PD i education

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue May 29 12:40:14 CEST 2007

Eirik Arthur Blekesaune hat gesagt: // Eirik Arthur Blekesaune wrote:

> Can anybody help me point out who uses PD to teach electronic music? ..
> (Algoritmic) Composistion
> Synthesis
> DSP-theory
> real-time performance
> What are the pros and cons for using it to teach DSP-theory?

I currently teach a bit of that at www.khm.de and obviously Miller
uses it, the IEM does and probably many others.

Generally lets put it that way: Max/MSP is a standard tool to teach
what you mentioned above. Without starting a war if Pd or Max/MSP are
the better tools, I do believe that Pd can be used as a drop-in
replacement in most university courses of that kind.

The advantage of Pd here is, that it is much cheaper for the students,
that you can look at the source, if you're so inclined, and that it
runs on Linux. 

The major disadvantage of Pd is a less organized documentation, but if
you teach Pd in a school, that is not a big issue IMO, as you
generally make up your own teaching material anyways. At least I do.

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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