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textsound Sale!

Puredata hacker's app, textsound, is down to $1! This is the lowest price ever! I haven't gotten around to playing with it yet, has anyone else? I think I'm going to at least grab it now, but I'll wait to hear your reviews for a change!

Buy textsound on iTunes: $0.99 (On Sale, from $7.99)

I think it would be a great way to learn Pd. Just plop in front of your TV and watch Pd tutorials while following along on your iPad! Here is a huge series of Pd tutorials to do just that!

Reader Comments 7

K, took the plunge while it's cheap. Also installed PD for OSX. Now, I'll fart around in my free time. It looks pretty cool, though I'm not expecting to progress quickly as a PD programmer.

Complexity: 11
Nerd factor: also 11


November 10, 2012  | person_outline Wh0rules

This app doesn't make much sense to me. Weird UI. But this whole thing has made me reconsider whether I want to continue to delve into supercollider or switch to PD.

November 10, 2012  | person_outline Harry

Nice job and thanks for the tutorials plug.


November 10, 2012  | person_outline Cheetomoskeeto

It's a great app if your actually into the text side of PD, if your into patching things visually it will be disappointing. The test feature is very nice! It allows you to load patches and funk with them on your iPad - Epic and useful!

November 11, 2012  | person_outline Fletcher Kaufman - Sunsine Audio

I took the plunge too. I actually had my eye on this, but I was thinking that I could just copy and paste pd patches and run them. However, the patching doesn't seem to line up. Wish their was an example of how to run this beast better. I was really hoping to play with the granular goodness types of patches. Maybe I just need to get a little smarter about pd in general. I wonder if MIDI and OSC and real time audio input is supported. There are some awesome real time audio manipulation patches in puredata, but how to connect the inlets and transpose to the iPad switches, etc.? Anyone have any resources on how to Convert patches to textsound in some useful way?

November 11, 2012  | person_outline Marlow77

So I couldn't just let this go. I keep thinking that this could compete with csound since csound can actually be loaded by PD on the computer along with VSTs and other things. I copied the example two slider preset to PD on computer and it made sense quickly when viewed graphically. I attempted a patch with free verb and it wasn't recognized because it is extended PD. I think this is purely PD vanilla which led me to building a script in the app with all embedded features and again it started to make sense graphically. Long story even longer, it looks like it may still be worth playing with the delay features, filters through VCF, FFT and iFFFT functions and possibly realtime input through the ADC and possibly MIDI input and output as well. It looks like the more challenging piece will be finding patches that are vanilla vs extended to experiment with. If anyone else has some successes with this they should share since this seems to be very unexplored.

November 12, 2012  | person_outline Marlow77

Wow, thanks for that Marlow! I'm glad to hear vanilla seems to be fully supported in textsound.


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