[PD] Microsound

David dfkettle at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 14:06:52 CEST 2010

The classic reference is "Microsound" by Curtis Roads (one of the
references in the Wikipedia article), although some of the math is
pretty advanced.


There's also a mailing list dedicated to Microsound that you might
want to subscribe to, although it doesn't seem very active these days:


Good luck with PD and Microsound!

> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:54 AM, Nic Freed <beatthefinalboss at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi, my name is Nic, and I am 15 years old. I am getting into pure
>> data, and am now into a state of familiarity with the PD interface and
>> common synthesis methods, along with most of the basic ideas and
>> knowledge needed to begin patching. I have received quite a bit of
>> help from the #dataflow irc channel, so everyone from the chat also on
>> this list, I would like to say thank you! :)
>> Anyway, the reason I am posting to this list is to ask about the
>> techniques used in the genre known as microsound, which is explained
>> in brief detail at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsound
>> I would like to learn the sort of techniques I can use in PD in
>> application for the genre, since it seems ideal for such music, since
>> you can work directly on a sample-by-sample basis. Also, if anyone
>> here has firsthand experience in the genre, suggestions on books,
>> media, and examples would be greatly appreciated!
>> I apologize if this email is a bit forward, or is not correctly
>> formatted for use in mailing list. This is my first time posting to a
>> mailing list, so let me know if I did something incorrectly and I
>> would be very thankful.
>> Thank you for taking the time to respond!
>> --a new student in the school of PD :)
>> Nic AKA nekk

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