Puredata

About

Puredate (PD) is the free and open source version of Max/MSP, also developed and maintained by Miller Puckette. PD is one of the best options for people new to computer music, due to the obvious signal flow. It is a very helpful for exploring the basics of sound synthesis and programming but can also be used for advanced applications: https://puredata.info/community/member-downloads/patches In addition, PD offers simple and flexible means for creating control and GUI software.

The Sine Example

This first example creates a sine wave oscillator. Its frequency can be controlled with a slider:

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  • Miller S. Puckette. Pure Data. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). Thessaloniki, \\ Greece, 1997.
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  • Miller S. Puckette. The patcher. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). Computer Music Association, 1988.
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