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thoughts on puredata and supercollider for pattern creation 

Yesterday, as a bit of a palette cleanser after doing the radio thing, I decided I'd do some little rhythmic experiments in pure data. single oscillator, noise source, fixed interconnections with some envelopes to modulate them, and then I'd create some rhymic pattern generation stuff to trigger and push it around.

I realised that if I'm interested in the patterns more than the sequencer engineering then PD is kind of not the tool for it, and I should just use supercollider.

but it also made me realise that I would absolutely not want to try and build something like the radio in supercollider, where it's more about the larger logic and orchestration of how and when events happen (or at least will be once I've built that)

Guess this is a somewhat longwinded way of saying that I'm going to do be doing a bunch of minimalist rhythmic pattern stuff in supercollider in the near future *shrug*

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thoughts on puredata and supercollider for pattern creation 

@rumblesan I am looking forward to hearing that

thoughts on puredata and supercollider for pattern creation 

@rumblesan I think supercollider handles rhythmic stuff very well, but it's a bit oblique about the way that it does it. It's worth it (in my mind) to look at pattern conventions *outside* of pdefs, and instead look at routines. They're a bit more flexible, add logic/etc. Synthdef on youtube does a great example of showing how this can work - i.e.

thoughts on puredata and supercollider for pattern creation 

@seance_mpx cheers for the heads up. routines are one of those things I vaguelly know about, but not really had an understanding of the hows and whys around using them. guess I'll use this as an excuse to do some research

thoughts on puredata and supercollider for pattern creation 

@rumblesan Honestly, if i need a sequencer, then i use a DAW. All is there already.

thoughts on puredata and supercollider for pattern creation 

@jayrope depends what you want to sequence though doesn't it haha. I could almost certainly bend ableton to sequence the patterns and modulations in the way I want to play with, but then I'm in ableton and that's not somewhere I want to go very often these days.

also presents barriers to sharing what I've done that I'm not after. Slinging a github repo around feels a lot closer to what I'm after currently.

thoughts on puredata and supercollider for pattern creation 

@rumblesan Completely agreed about Ableton. Wouldn't want to use that myself.

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