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Programming Sound with Pure Data by Tony Hillerson

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Hello Concert A

An oscillator is something that moves back and forth between two states, and in Pd it’s an object that we can use to make sound. We’ll get into more detail in a second, but for now let’s create one and wire it up to the computer speakers.

Making an Oscillator

Create an object, place it near the top of the canvas, and type in osc~ 440. Now create another object underneath the first and type in the name dac~. Move your mouse over the outlet: the small gray box on the bottom left of the osc~. You should see your mouse pointer turn from the rather quaint pointing hand icon to a ring. Drag from that point to the left gray box on the top left of the dac~ object, its left inlet. Now drag another line from the same bottom-left connection ...

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