We got to discussing PureData in unrelated thread so I thought I’d break it out from General Purpose Drumkit
I’ve had a reasonable look. I love the UI, minimalist, low resource use (I’m guessing), annotations on the page. Looks like a world of experimental synthesis. But as for using it as an real instrument - not so sure. I got it working with SPi via MIDI but not OSC and that’s a difficulty for a software-based synth.
Pretty much every interesting patch I tried failed due to multiple layers of dependencies. Historically there seems to be pd-extended with lots of good features built in, but last maintained 2013, so that’s ruled out. I feel that working with PD would have the feel of early-days linux, chasing round to find libraries that work.
No disrespect to PD express or implied - just I’m not planning to use it in my setup. Currently SPI + VCV Rack looks like the dream team. Happy to be shown I’m wrong.