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Programming Sound with Pure Data by Tony Hillerson

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Installing Pd

You can find installation instructions at the Pure Data website,[6] but which version should you install? There are two: the original version maintained by Miller, lovingly called Pd Vanilla, and Pd Extended. Pd Extended is easier to install, and comes with a number of third-party extensions, including sound-processing tools and effects. Patches created with extensions from Pd Extended will not run in Pd Vanilla unless the extensions are added to Pd’s Vanilla’s path, but otherwise they are almost completely compatible. As of this writing Pd Vanilla was at version 0.44, with 0.45 right around the corner. Pd Extended was using Pd 0.43 under the hood.

All of the patches in this book were created with Pd Extended, but I’ve kept away ...

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