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Loadbang: Programming Electronic Music in Pure Data Perfect Paperback – Mar 2009


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  • Perfect Paperback
  • Publisher: Wolke Verlagsges. Mbh (Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3936000573
  • ISBN-13: 978-3936000573
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 997,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shah on 22 Feb. 2013
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I managed to get a lot further with this book than with the PD book you can find in PDF form published online. I really don't like that 'other' book at all. The format of 'Loadbang' is very simple and clear, and it really starts from scratch. You don't need to know anything at all about programming before starting this book. It begins with explaining what the types of PD objects are and what can be connected can be connected to what, and encourages you to experiment with them to see what they do (producing tones or results of calculations). Exercises are provided at the end of every chapter to test your understanding, and these exercises are graded either basic or advanced (basic will do). Just about every conceivable PD application is dealt with and explained in this book. File operations, various synthesis types (AM, subtractive, FM and granular!) are all explained and demonstrated with working models. The synthesis technique in each case is explained in the clearest possible way before being shown as a PD program. MIDI functionality as well as audio WAV recording and playback is demonstrated, and by the time you reach the point of messing around with synthesis, you will definitely be cooking your own PD applications, because you will have a kind of relaxed familiarity with how the PD objects behave, and the mathematical operations will be familiar to you. Also you can omit some of the later sections once you have the basics under your hat, if they show functionality (such as graphs and visual music generation) that you don't need, without losing out. A side effect of learning PD through this book is that you learn a lot about synthesis methods without realising it until much later! I highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nisios on 3 Jun. 2012
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I like this book very much. Very good hands on reference with great examples and great explanation of the algorithms.
The only thing i missed was a more in depth coverage of the filters and theyr coeficient calculations, and some reverb algorithms. But these are particular interests of mine and no book can cover everithing.
If you whant to learn about PD fast, start by this book. Then go to the web and explore.
This is not a DSP mathematical kind of book. Its more a broad introductory class about PD.
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This book gave me some great ideas and is a good alternative to those who have struggled with the Miller Puckette manual, although devoid of the far more difficult mathematics most of the book is nothing other than examples, I found this useful to read at work as I could patch in my head, however it does kind of lack a human dialogue a bit as found in the Max books by Alessandro Cipriani. Despite this, if you have the determination its a great book to familiarize yourself with the platform, and is far more straight forward than most books on the subject.
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loadbang is an essential tutorial of the PureData (pd, & pd-extended) musical programming language 9 Mar. 2013
By airfoil - Published on Amazon.com
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If you've ever tried to make custom sounds play on a computer, including the raspberry pi, then you've likely heard of the graphical language, called PureData. Let me say at the out set that you can find this tutorial online, and read it for free. However, this text, along with its exercises is very much worth having in hand, if you don't mind paying the modest price. I have a rich background in programming, so I'm not in a position to say wether or not a true beginner could self teach themselves with this help of this text. What I can say is that the author's intention was to provide just such a book, and there is a generous amount of time spent explaining basic programming principles. However, it didn't bore me at all, since these principles are implemented in a graphical language with "patches" in place of traditional imperative programming paradigms.
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