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  • Pure Data on Steam Deck
    2 projects | /r/synthesizers | 24 Apr 2023
    Sweet! It works now in plugdata, too!
  • Ask HN: What audio/sound-related OSS projects can I contribute to?
    22 projects | | 22 Mar 2023
    The Rust audio environment might need help, if you're into that:

    Maybe this might be worth a look, too:

    It's a recent attempt to make Pure Data more accessible for less technically inclined users.

  • Miller Puckette: Inside PureData – Lectures on pd/development of computer music
    5 projects | | 5 Mar 2023
    Well, Miller created Max, which back in those days was more about composition than synthesis and relied on external hardware to create sound. Another fella took Max and developed the commercial product and developed it some more. During this time home computers became good enough for realtime synthesis so Miller developed PD which combined aspects of Max with realtime audio synthesis capabilities. Max thought this was pretty great so integrated pd into Max which gave us Max/MSP, Max is Max Mathews who developed the Music(n) family of programing languages and MSP is Miller S. Puckette.

    I would not say that pd or Max/MSP is more approachable, they are pretty even these days unless you stick to vanilla pd with no externals which almost no one does, the main differences is that Max/MSP gives you all you need out of the box but pd can run just about anywhere including in plugins if you are that sort. Max/MSP is considerably more modern in aesthetic but PlugData[0] and PurrData[1] offer more modern interfaces for pd with a few new tricks, PlugData is a plugin version of pd (also standalone), Purrdata is a JavaScript rewrite of the interface with prepackaged externals and solid documentation. And we have a handful of other varieties of pd each which have their own slant and can be found on


  • Any programmers here? Curious how people have combined coding and music.
    7 projects | /r/edmproduction | 22 Dec 2022
    Not a programmer, but a producer here, and I’m interesting in getting into programming and I don’t know much about it but I want to learn JUCE (and Pure Data; which I know is also available now as a vst! and here’s a link for that
  • Ask HN: Is there a great DAG framework for Python?
    3 projects | | 16 Dec 2022
    This is an important objective of the rapidly-progressing plugdata project! The patcher is based on pure data so you can live patch yourself into deep space with any GP computer (a RasPi works fine), but has a sleek, calm, efficient, and themeable UI. In the last couple of weeks has grown a compiler that is working in its preliminary form both compiling in to C and flashing a Daisy synth dev board. The eventual hope is to gain compatibility across microcontrollers for not just audio synthesis, but for any creative purpose.

    The project is here:

    The builds are coming thick and fast. 0.6.2 is so far behind the daily builds right now that 0.6.3 is going to be an enormous leap in functionality. Tim and the development team are doing a spectacular job of staying focused and cranking out bugfixes and features sometimes multiple times a day.

  • Pure Data as a plugin, with a new GUI
    14 projects | | 22 Oct 2022
  • Pure Data: an open source visual language for multimedia
    5 projects | | 23 Aug 2022
    … and load a Pd environment as a DAW plugin with PlugData
  • Generative midi lv2/vst plugins
    3 projects | /r/linuxaudio | 21 Aug 2022
  • Running 'Group Humanizer' patch as a VST via Camomile?
    2 projects | /r/puredata | 16 Jan 2022
    Just stumbled on this plugin wrapper for PD, maybe it'll work there
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