[PD] Does Pd have a "sound"?
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).
> 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
> and could spot Reaktor, or a Roland analogue in moments. But
> 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".
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