Edit: Put this topic in the wrong location. Meant to put it in Off Topic, not Ideas & Suggestions. My bad.
This really should be aimed at the Pure Data forum but I haven’t made an account on there yet so I’m just gonna aim it here for now…
I bought Andy Farnell’s book Designing Sound with the intention of using it to learn Pure Data for sound design and generative music purposes, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the book and using Pure Data for these two things?
I’ve tried PD before but only ever managed to make useless sounds on it that any subtractive synth could make and a couple of crappy noise snares, but my knowledge of the program at the time was pretty much entry level. I’ve searched online and looked at videos but never seen anything that crazy in terms of sound design coming from Pure Data. But I know artists like Autechre, & Richard Devine have used it. So I’m curious as to just how applicable it is in terms of sound creation and generative music. How good is it for creating generative music i.e complex poly & euclidean rhythms and melody, is it good for making crazy dsp mangling effects with it, or is it all just a bit overhyped?
Also I’m aware that Autechre and Devine use Max/MSP more so than PD, but I’m not forking out money for that straight away when I can practice on PD for free.
Just as a reference here’s a few examples of the type of music I’m aiming at creating:
And if anyone knows good books on sound design and generative music I’d appreciate suggestions. I’ll need something new to read after I finish Designing Sound. Cheers.