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

Malte Steiner steiner at block4.com
Sun Oct 30 16:27:38 CET 2011

I started with Csound as first software based system (on my 486 systems 
back then mostly in non realtime), then PD came around, both in Windows, 
some years Max/MSP on Mac because I couldnt stand Windows anymore and 
then back to PD and Csound on Linux. Supercollider never worked for me 
although the newer, Smalltalk like syntax looks interesting. I am also a 
software developer so the text based approach was natural.
In Csound I love the huge amount of DSP modules -I think, due to its 
age, it got the biggest collection of modules, here called opcodes- and 
sound quality. Recently I started to use Csound in realtime as looping 
machine and realtime synthesizer on stage and PD for graphics.
Csound can also do simple user interfaces with buttons and sliders and 
has persistence. Some ideas are faster to realize with a textbased 
system instead of graphically patching and are also easier to read and 

Different tools yields different results.

media art + development

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