Function Field Sytem by Voltage Controlled – made with Pure Data/GEM/PDP/PiDiP

Open Source software can be hard to approach sometimes, especially DIY programming environments, so there is some good news for those wanting to get started with two leading open source packages for performance.

Pure Data – the open source dataflow/patching environment now has a shared playlist on youtube. If you’ve been interested in Pure Data but hadn’t the slightest clue what it is or how to use it, you should check out the Pure Data Videopedia. The videopedia contains performance clips, tutorials and examples made with PD and some video related plugins.

Not into datalflow/graphical programming environments? Get your hands dirty with Processing. Check out the recently posted tutorials by user b2kn : “Coding for visual performance” workshop. You can find the accompanying processing sketches here. Good stuff!