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Board for livecoding and algorithmic music (SuperCollider, Pure Data, ChucK, CSound, etc.)

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Hello,

Livecoding and algorithmic music are a staple of GNU/Linux music-making. It's one of the few fields in which, in many ways, we are ahead of the competition :lol:

I propose a specific board because:
1) There are plenty of such environments which are FLOSS and easily run on GNU/Linux. To mention some: CSound, Pure Data, SuperCollider, ChucK, Nyquist, Overtone, TidalCycles
2) It covers many areas: composition, production, sound design, sequencing
3) It's different from the development of audio software (Developer's Section)

Thoughts?
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+1 not because of me personally but I know a person who does stuff like that. supercollider, puredata and csound is words he uses freqyently haha 🙂

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Add Bipscript to the list ;)

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I've used PureData for years and have an affinity for it and its creator (Miller Puckette). If there was a section dedicated to that sort of stuff, I'd watch that board and offer any help when it's needed.

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I'm happy to add the forum to see if it gains traction. If it remains mostly-empty we can always move the posts somewhere else.

In what section do you think it would fit best?

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Yeah good question, it's not immediately obvious where it should go, and someone who knows one, doesn't necessarily know or care for the other, and this isn't a specific application support forum.

I'm still waiting for my multimedia section :lol:

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raboof wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:57 am
I'm happy to add the forum to see if it gains traction. If it remains mostly-empty we can always move the posts somewhere else.

In what section do you think it would fit best?
I think it would be suited as a top-level forum in the Software Support & Discussion section, since it doesn't belong to any of the existing boards.

The name would be a bit tricky. The only one which is both correct and complete enough that came up is:

Computer music languages

A longer one would be

Sound design languages and algorithmic composition

but it's, well, long :lol:
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or maybe just 'algorithmic music'?

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Live coding
or

Algorithmic composition

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> Live coding

Refers to a specific kind of live-music making and while it is the more popular term, it is confusing to musicians outside the scene and software like CSound is often used in non-live settings

> Algorithmic composition

Refers only to composition, not sound design

So I would go with the more general "Algorithmic music", because in this case "composition" is replaced with the more generic "music", which also covers sound design and other things :D
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Added both!

LMK if you have any problems (phpBB permissions can be tricky), and if there's any topics we can move there to give them a running start :)

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