[PD] Does Pd have a "sound"?

david medine dmedine at ucsd.edu
Mon Feb 15 18:37:32 CET 2016

Well, one could write a book about how to make a triangle wave. I've 
decided it's impossible.

On 2/15/16 8:24 AM, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> I still believe differences between Pd and SC depend on other 
> technical details than the ones presented, because similar objects 
> like triangle~ and VarSaw will just sound quite differently, hence it 
> may rely on subtleties inside the objects themselves. And I'm not 
> talking about the "cultural" use which is something I believe makes 
> quite a difference even in the Pd x Max world (when they both sound 
> quite similar).
> cheers
> 2016-02-15 13:54 GMT-02:00 Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk 
> <mailto:padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>>:
>     Good list of technical peculiarities Claude. For me, the "sound"
>     is those
>     quirks combined with how Chris describes a "cultural" or
>     "contextual" use.
>     I used to be great at knowing the sound of software or hardware
>     sources
>     and could spot Reaktor, or a Roland analogue in moments. But
>     emulations
>     got better and my ears got older, and maybe I began to care less about
>     implementation and more about artistic intent. As Chris says,
>     different tools tend to make you think and work in certain patterns,
>     and I think it is this more than anything that constitutes a "sound".
>     cheers
>     Andy
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