[PD] OT: Poll: Csounds or SuperCollider or Chuck

yvan volochine yvan.pd at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 23:19:27 CEST 2011

On 10/26/2011 09:20 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>>> 3. What sort of things can be achieved in these programs that can't be
>>>> achieved in Pd, if any?
>> polyphony in pd is a nightmare, you get it for free in sc:
>> // 128 sine waves with random freq mixed down to stereo:
>> { Splay.ar(SinOsc.ar({ExpRand(100, 5e3)} ! 128)) }.play
> Have you tried nqpoly4, polypoly, or the 'many' lib? It is quite easy to
> do polyphony with any of them.

yeah I know those libs/abstractions, and it can get very tricky too see 
what's happening within patches using nqpoly4 & co, not very noob friendly.

while I admit those are very clever, it's far more complicated than sc 
multi-channel expansion ( -> just give any method argument an array and 
you get the corresponding number of audio|control channels, nice and 
easy, without dynamic-patching-voodoo =).

no flaming here, I'm just trying to point out the different approach 
(IMHO anyway).


yvan.volochine at gmail.com

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