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Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:41 pm
by diarrhea3
Hello I am new to this community. Just dropping by to share some examples of granular synthesis material I have created with PureData 0.34-3 running on IRIX64 Release 6.5. Anyone else here working with PD?

https://bbpwc.com/shared/boards/nekochan-pd-example-1.mp3

https://bbpwc.com/shared/boards/nekochan-pd-example-2.mp3

https://bbpwc.com/shared/boards/nekochan-pd-example-3.mp3

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Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:07 am
by Shiunbird
This is seriously cool!
Where have you been hiding?

Welcome to the club!

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:47 am
by diarrhea3
Under a rock somewhere. Can't wait to bring this thing on stage with a CRT. Going to look insanely cool hah. Or insanely nerdy.

Thanks!

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:14 am
by japes
Love the workbench, and the "monitor stand." That Octane2 looks nice and clean.

What is PureData?

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:42 am
by commodorejohn
Interesting stuff! That last one reminds me of the Quake soundtrack very strongly.

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:03 pm
by diarrhea3
japes wrote:Love the workbench, and the "monitor stand." That Octane2 looks nice and clean.

What is PureData?

Hah thanks. I knew I'd find a use for that telephone eventually. Found the Octane on ebay for 400$ USD. It's very clean aside from a few scuffs on the top. Got the monitor and a bunch of accessories from a guy I work with. He had two Indis, a green Octane, and a Crimson just sitting in a barn from back in 1999 when he was an intern at SGI.

PureData is great. It's an open source visual programming language for multimedia. Good for creating music with computers directly rather than some sort of emulation of older instruments and equipment. Get right down to the logic and math without having to learn a proper language. Supercollider is another one I am learning that is actually Turing complete.

commodorejohn wrote:Interesting stuff! That last one reminds me of the Quake soundtrack very strongly.

Quake soundtrack and effects were so good. Definitely a deep unconscious inspiration for me always.

I've been dying to know what synth was used for the quad damage sound effect. It has a subtle amount of noise oscillator giving it an appearance of distortion or grit.

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:40 pm
by vishnu
diarrhea3 wrote:Got the monitor and a bunch of accessories from a guy I work with. He had two Indis, a green Octane, and a Crimson just sitting in a barn from back in 1999 when he was an intern at SGI.


Would that be the SGI on Blue Water Road in Eagan? It's still there but it's got a Hewlett Packard Enterprise sign now:

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:42 pm
by diarrhea3
vishnu wrote:Would that be the SGI on Blue Water Road in Eagan? It's still there but it's got a Hewlett Packard Enterprise sign now:


Yea no idea where he was located. Could possibly have been there.

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:52 pm
by praetor242
Hooray for SGI generated industrial noise music!! :D

One thing that has always surprised me about Irix is the lack of music software. You'd think SGIs would have lots of that.

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:20 pm
by Dodoid
SGI
SIlicon Graphics Incorporated
SIlicon Graphics Incorporated

Graphics
There's yer problem.

In all seriousness, SGIs do have decent sound quality, but I suspect they were too expensive for hobbyists and not really designed for pro audio work (nobody needs OpenGL pipelines for their 1990s-era audio editing), so that's probably the main reason they don't have all that much audio software.

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:46 pm
by praetor242
That's a good point. The Mac and the Atari ST were really the dominators in that field during the 90s.

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:18 pm
by vishnu
Some pretty interesting IRIX audio applications listed here:

ftp://ftp.sgi.com/sgi/audio/audio.apps/index.html

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:13 am
by foetz
now that's putting an octane to good use! very cool stuff :D