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

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Tue Nov 1 22:33:16 CET 2011

there has been a discussion about the sound quality that in 3/2010, unfortunately split up in a few threads:
the upcoming double precision Pd will change a few things there i recon.


Am 01.11.2011 um 12:32 schrieb johannes:

> hello,
> nice thread -
> iam interested in two things:
> the soundquality/ resolution and
> stabillity at cpu expensive applications of these three programminglanguages.
> do they differ?
> thanks,
> jo
> Am 01.11.11 11:16, schrieb yvan volochine:
>> On 11/01/2011 04:23 AM, Jean-Michel Dumas wrote:
>>> It's great to see pyo make an appearance in this discussion. For
>>> completion's sake, here's the "128 sine waves with random freq mixed down
>>> to stereo" example written in pyo. I find it much more readable than either
>>> SC or cSound, but that's only a matter of taste i guess.
>>> Sine([random.uniform(20,20000) for i in range(128)]).mix(2)
>> indeed, pyo looks really cool, kudos ;)
>> a couple of remarks with your example though.
>> my sc example description was not 100% accurate:
>> the random freqs have exponential distribution (ExpRand) and Splay does the stereo mix down but with a level compensation (equal power) so you don't blow up your ears/pa like in the above pyo example :p
>> also, running this pyo line uses 25% of my Core Duo 1.83 while sc example uses 15% (and I'm not running excellent Tim Blechmann's multicore-aware sound server supernova, just default scsynth)
>> BTW, (getting a bit OT here) I have some questions about pyo.
>> is there a way to use double precision ?
>> $ >>> from pyo import *
>> $ pyo version 0.5.0 (uses single precision)
>> for the Server to boot properly, I have to start jackd, then Server().boot() gives me an Error with PortAudio incorrect channels number (???), stop jackd, and then Server boots fine..
>> it seems also that it segfaults easily.. no time right now but I'll make more tests some time...
>> cheers,
>> _y
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