If you’ve ever tried googling for help with a Puredata patch, you may have found that it’s not necessarily very effective: you might type in something like ‘pd wire delete’ and get a bunch of results about car wiring.
Oscilloscopes are incredibly useful for visualizing signals (audio or otherwise), but unless the software you’re using already has one built in, it’s not necessarily easy to see what’s going on.
- First you’ll need a tool to route audio internally. I used Soundflower, a free kernel extension originally developed by Cycling ’74 (the company that makes Max/MSP).
Puredata is a free, open-source audio and video synthesis platform. And although there are lots of tutorials online, it’s also notoriously difficult to learn without instruction. Composer Rafael Hernandez has a terrific series of YouTube videos that do a great job of introducing both the basics and some intermediate tools and concepts. … Continue Reading