Pure Data workshop by Benjamin Cadon (Labomedia / Orléans)
dates: from Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th January
place: la Maison de l'Architecture, 1 rue de la Tranchée, Poitiers
organisation: Goto10 + ECM de l'Espace Mendès France
fee: 40 euros + adhesion to Goto10 or the Espace Mendès France necessary
infos: +33(0)871098086 or contact _at_ goto10 _dot_ org(number of places limited!)

Is there life after Ableton Live ?

If numerous tools exist for sound, image, video and interactivity, rare are those conceived with an open architecture allowing artists, students and scientists to adapt them to their needs. Even rarer are those free to use, share and modify. However these tools do exist. They are taking more original, innovative and surprising paths than commercial counterparts. Coming from the world of developers and "hackers", they may seem difficult to approach at first. This workshop aims to introduce users to the open source software world.

Pure Data

Pure Data is certainly the most popular and easy to learn real-time audio and video processing software. Coming from the visual programming language family known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMAX, etc.), Pure Data was initially developed by Miller Puckette at the IRCAM and now includes the work of numerous programmers, making the entire software a real community effort.


This workshop offers space and time for learning, sharing and creating. Led by Benjamin Cadon (Labomedia / Orléans), the goal of this workshop is to give beginners and more advanced users the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the software and improve their Pure Data skills and more precisely sound processing.


Software Presentation Sound The MIDI protocol Processing of the Audio Signal Audio synthesis Sampling and audio files Multimedia

The workshop will be supported by examples created under Pure Data (installations, synthesisers, samplers, motion capture ...) and will alternate between periods of exchange and learning, and periods of creative work.
Some of the work produced during the workshop will be publicly presented on Saturday afternoon, January 28th.

10 computers will be available for participants. The software environment Pure:Dyne will be used.