Programming Sound with Pure Data


Programming Sound with Pure Data introduces and explores Pure Data programming language, building understanding of sound design concepts along the way. You'll start by learning Pure Data fundamentals and applying them, creating realistic sound effects. Then you'll see how to analyze sound and re-create what you hear in a recorded sample. You'll apply multiple synthesis methods to sound design problems. You'll finish with two chapters of real-world projects, one for the web, and one for an iOS and Android app. You'll design the sound, build the app, and integrate effects using the libpd library.


This book is written for people interested in digital sound design for the Web and native apps. It focuses on using one software application, Pure Data. It goes through the steps of creating two sets of practical examples:

  • sound-effect scenes that can be controlled dynamically
  • or output to a file
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