There isn’t much pre-reading for week 1, since the class hasn’t really started yet. The main purpose of the first workshop is to get Pd up and running on everyone’s laptop—because if you don’t have that working then you won’t be able to participate in this course.

This first workshop is called “hello sine” because making pure sine wave is pretty much the “Hello, World!” of computer music.

Goals for this week #

  1. to be able to make a noise with Pd
  2. to be able to make a screen recording (with sound!)

Pd resources #

If you get stuck, try asking for help in the #techsupport channel on Teams.

Things to think about #

Just for inspo, have a look at some of the most famous Laptop Orchestras (the cool kids call them LOrks) perform live.

If you find any more cool videos, drop them in the #inspo channel on Teams.

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