folderol at ukfsn.org
Sun Dec 30 17:14:21 EST 2007
On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 13:56:05 -0800
Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 02:57:58PM +0000, Adam Sampson wrote:
> > John Anderson <ardour at semiosix.com> writes:
> > > Seems like the best option is JMax, or pd, or something like
> > > that. But they seem like long steep learning curves.
> > Pd might look that way, but it's actually pretty straightforward to
> > use; its simplicitly means there's not a lot you need to learn to be
> > able to drive it, and its online help is pretty decent. I found that
> > sitting down for an afternoon with Pd and Miller Puckette's book
> > (available online at http://crca.ucsd.edu/%7Emsp/techniques.htm) was a
> > good introduction. If you're just after playing with some filters and
> > delays then it should do the job nicely.
> I found PD to be pretty idiot-proof. I haven't been able to screw it up yet.
> Very easy to use, figure out, and modify.
> I was just playing with ParticleChamber last night-- nice async granular patch for PD. I modified it to accept MIDI CC's very easily. I needed some weird pads and was able to tweak real knobs and push real buttons, and got some good stuff going in short order.
Mmmm - Knobs :)
Will J Godfrey
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