custom broths to make the introduction to a specific software or technique easy for newcomers. i.e. a puredyne that includes only Pd, some accessories, and lots of documentation and example patches to help someone jumpstart into it
The Aesthetics of Failure - 'Post-Digital' Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music. “Tools now aid composers in the deconstruction of digital files: exploring the sonic possibilities of a Photoshop file that displays an image of a flower, trawling word processing documents in search of coherent bytes of sound, using noise-reduction software to analyze and process audio in ways that the software designer never intended. Any selection of algorithms can be interfaced to pass data back and forth, mapping effortlessly from one dimension into another. In this way, all data can become fodder for sonic experimentation.”
Nyquist - Nyquist is a sound synthesis and composition language offering a Lisp syntax as well as an imperative language syntax and a powerful integrated development environment.. Nyquist is an elegant and powerful system based on functional programming.
Audio editing,sampling, mixing
Snd - Snd is a sound editor modeled loosely after Emacs. It can be customized and extended using either s7 (a Scheme interpreter, included in the Snd sources), Ruby, or Forth.
* Free Music Archive - a curated archive of free music. Not all of it is licensed the same way, but all of it is at least free to download and share. From their page:
“Inspired by Creative Commons and the open source software movement, the FMA provides a legal and technological framework for curators, artists, and listeners to harness the potential of music sharing.”