Synths, Samplers, Drum Machines, Effects
Processors, and Beyond: Programming in Pd
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Music Department, NYU, Spring 2014
Instructor: Jaime E. Oliver La Rosa, firstname.lastname@example.org
268 Waverly, Office 266F
Mondays / Wednesdays 10:45am – 12:15pm @ 365
Synths and basic Pd functionalities
Week 1w: Basic functionalities of Pure Data: Slides, Patches
Week 2m: The Control Layer Patches, Exercises, and Solutions
Week 2w: Digital Audio, Sampling, and Sound Waves. Patches, Exercise and Reviews (read pages 7-10 in the FLOSS manual, also consult section 3.1.1 of Loadbang)
Week 3m: Controlling amplitude: Line Ramps and a Simple envelope. Patches and Exercises (Read section 3.1.2 of Loadbang)
Week 3w: Adding Waves and Spectral Fusion. Patches and Review. Getting a midi keyboard… (Read section 3.2 of loadbang)
Week 4m: Holiday, no class
Week 4w: Connecting a midi keyboard.
Week 5m: Wavetable Oscillator, Classic Waveforms, and spectra. Patches.
Week 5w: Filters and subtractive synthesis. Patches. (Read this section from FLOSS, and this one from Loadbang)
Week 6m: minimoog patches
Here’s my Minimoog patch from week 7…
Week 8m: Frequency Modulation
Week 8w: Here’s the patch we did for a polyphonic fm synth: polyphonic fm synth (new objects: poly, route, $0 messages)
Samplers and Drum Machines
Week 9m: loading-samples, and the patch for the polyphonic keyboard sampler we did today. (new objects: soundfiler, spigot)
Week 9w: Here is our Sample-Step-Sequencer from class.
Week 10w: Here is our drum-machine from today. We’ll finish it on wednesday… Study the patch!
Week 11m: A bit more about textfiles…
Week 11w: Here is our final drum machine. I added a few things for you to spot.
Week 12m: Delays, Loops, Chorusing, Echo, and Pitch Shifting
Week 12w: Amplitude Modulation, Waveshaping, Filtering, combining modules…
Week 13m: Here‘s our Vocoder from class.
Week 13w: NO CLASS.
Week 15/16: Final Projects
Loadbang book by Johannes Kriedler.
Pure Data FLOSS manual