Learning Synthesis with Pure Data Series 2
Learning Synthesis with Pure Data Series 2 picks up where the first series leaves off. In the first series, we built a modular synthesizer that models the capabilities of a simple virtual synthesizer that interacts through MIDI. In this second series, we will take modularity to a whole new level.
This series is serving as the beta test method for the LWM Rack virtual modular synthesizer system, which is a series of Pure Data patches, utilized as abstractions to build modular synthesizers by placing modules and patching them together. This system, unlike the one in series 1, is a very open and expandable system. One does not have3 a specific set of modules that all function together in a unit for loading and saving sounds. In this case, LWM Rack is a modular system that is open-ended, kind of like a virtual Euro rack, which allows one to combine nad patch modules in a myriad of ways with the ability to save the whole patch as well as the parameters of the modules.
Lesson 01 – The VCO, ADSR, & MIDI In Modules
lesson_01.zip – Here is the download for this lesson.
This is the first lesson in the Learning Synthesis with Pure Data Series 02, which focuses on LWM Rack, a synthesizer building system and collection of Pure Data patches for making synthesizers in PD. This lesson introduced the viewer to some of the basic modules and how the system works. In this lesson, we build a simple synthesizer using the VO, ADSR, MIDI In, Audio Output, and Mono Combiner modules. As the viewer will see, this system is very open and is flexible for building synthesizers. It is almost like a virtual Eurorack system for Pure Data.