Pure Data is an open source software that offers object-oriented programming.
It is precious to anybody experimenting with electronic music and acoustics. This section provides some patches that I worked on. Most of them I’ve played live on stage, triggered by a MIDI controller. Feel free to use them for your purposes.
You can download Pure Data here.
My nephews who are 8 years old asked me to program a simple instrument for them to fiddle around. This was my suggestion, a combination of Pure Data’s recycled wavetable synth which allows changing the timbre by just drawing. Pitch is controlled by the keys. Press and jam! If you need an English manual instead of the German one, please let me know.
Please make sure you have ezdac~ and synthclaco installed in the same directory, so PD can access them.
A sequencer that takes live recorded sound and aligns it as a canon — just as in the chorus of the piece with the same name. Additionally, granular synthesis provides a steady rhythm that can be brought to more life by a filter.
download as zip file
This is a sequencer that can be fed with live recordings. At the same time controlling playback frequency and the adsr filter are enabled.
Attached is a midi keyboard that takes the sound of composite sine waves. Several other sounds are included for the author’s sake.
The recording will follow soon. In the meantime, the patch can be looked at:
Or download the zip-file to play around with the patch
This patch offers an extended looping-machine for live use. Recording and playback are performed by the use of a midi controller.
An integrated “metronome” makes the recorded sounds align to a given time frame.
Download the patch
For live performances of this piece I use a slim and humble patch that allows me to trigger the recordings with a midi-keyboard. As I wanted to keep the patch light-weighted, you will need to load your own samples into the arrays.
Click here to download the patch