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Programming Sound with Pure Data by Tony Hillerson

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Preface

I love sound. That may seem a little strange; a lot of people would say they love music, but I love sound—including music. I group them together, and I find that the line between them is blurry. There are interesting rhythmic and even melodic and harmonic elements in everyday sounds, if you listen for them. On the other hand, elements of music when taken out of context can lose their musicality and sound like natural events.

I hear little things all the time, which can be either good or bad. If something’s rattling in the car it drives me crazy and I have to stop the car and make the noise stop. That makes my wife crazy, but I can’t help myself. That’s why it’s so important to me to have sound done well in digital experiences, where ...

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