Introducing Pure Data

Pure Data, or Pd, as its users call it, is an open source, visual programming environment for building audio and visual experiences. It was created in the 1990s by Miller Puckette, and grew out of the ideas behind a previous creation of Miller’s called Max, which is still available as a commercial product. The Pure Data website is http://puredata.info.

Pd is part of a class of programming languages and environments that deal with procedural audio, or creating sound from routines that generate or modify streams of numbers that will eventually be sent to hardware to produce audio that we can hear.

Pd Is Visual

Pd is a visual programming environment, which means while using it you don’t write code as such, but instead manipulate ...

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