Program: Pure Data with Malte Steiner [100€]

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2013 Rome
Edition XIII May 23rd - 26th 2013 | Rome
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 23rd 2013, 3:00 pm | May, 27th 2013, 4:00 am
May 23 - 26, 2013
Brancaleone, Rome Italy, Rome, Italy
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Pure Data with Malte Steiner [100€]


Duration: 16 hours

Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 18:00 > 22:00
Friday, 24 May 2013 | 18:00 > 22:00
Saturday, 25 May 2013 | 18:00 > 22:00
Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 18:00 > 22:00 | Classroom 1

Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of graphical patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed by Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM.

Pd is free open source software and runs on Mac OSX, Linux and Windows. The extended version comes with nearly all external objects enhancing the vanilla Pd and can be downloaded from

This workshop introduces Pure Data with focus on visuals in 4 days a 4 hours. Participants should bring a laptop and optional midi controllers. Fee is 80€ for all days.

Course is not set in stone and can be changed according to participants interests but it could go like this:

First day:
- introduction patching in Pd, sending messages to objects
- audio synthesis
- sequencing
- input via midi and Osc

Second day:
- visuals with the extension Gem, basic 3D
- video textures and effects
- cam input and motion tracking

Third day:
- putting together vj applications with Pd
- recap input via Midi and Osc
- video mapping

Fourth day:
- advanced 3D
- importing models, created for instance with Blender, Wings3d

Malte Steiner is Berlin based media artist and musician, working with Pd since late 90s, using it in compositions, interactive installations and live performances.