Sound Synthesis With Max Or Pd
This introduction to Pd is in the form of a series of Pd patches.
- Save the lecture (a series of Pd patches archived here: pd_lecture.tar.gz) in your personal directory (in our examples the
'~/clarence'directory): OS X might automatically save it to your Desktop. So, you may have to move it first to
- Extract files like this:
~> mv ~/Desktop/pd_lecture.tar.gz ~/clarence ~> cd ~/clarence ~/clarence> tar xzf pd_lecture.tar.gz
- Start Pd by clicking on the Pd icon on the Dock.
- Read and try the patches.
- Look through the Pd Examples from the 'Help' Menu.
You might like to experiment with a collection of STK Physical and FM synthesis objects. To make them available in Max/MSP, you will need to install PeRColate. Or to make them available in Pd, you will need to install Stk2pd; however, it is currently compiled only for Mac OS X and Linux.
The names of the objects are as follows:
- BeeThree~ (may not work on Mac)
- FMVoices~ (may not work on Mac)
- HevyMetl~ (may not work on Mac)
- Mandolin~ (may not work on Mac)
- Moog~ (may not work on Mac)
- Rhodey~ (may not work on Mac)
- Simple~ (may not work on Mac)
- TubeBell~ (may not work on Mac)
- VoicForm~ (may not work on Mac)
- Wurley~ (may not work on Mac)
- http://www.puredata.org/ -- the Pd Community Site
- http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/Pd_documentation/ -- Official Pd Documentation
- http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/pdrp/latest/doc/ -- Pd Repertory Project; Patches that can run selected pieces of the live electronic music repertory using Pd
- http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/techniques.htm -- Theory and Techniques of Electronic Music by Miller Puckette; online (and print) book with examples in Pd
- http://at.or.at/hans/pd/installers.html -- Pd-Extended installers; Pd with lots of externs