[linux-audio-user] Should I Bother Learning Csound?

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Fri Feb 6 09:51:37 EST 2004

Julien Claassen hat gesagt: // Julien Claassen wrote:

>   I used csound a couple of times and it is great, once you get to know it. It
> is a crappy language (1967 was its point of origin). Still it's simple enough
> to learn, if you get the hang of it.

Another very choice would be Supercollider. It is text based
and thus similar to Csound, but uses a much more object oriented and
modern approach. Csound is really very old-fashioned. 

Csound is a bit like K&R-C, whereas Supercollider is more like
Smalltalk or even Python spiritually.

>   Another alternative might be: PureData (PD), if you like GUIs. But I think
> this baby is more useful for DJing.

I guess you're referring to my LAD conference talk here. ;) It is
possible to use Pd for other, more serious things as well. But it is
heavily GUI dependent, so really different from text based languages.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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