Learning Page at The Wayfarer Project

Learning Resources & Tutorials

A big part of Dr. Lawrence W. Moore’s mission as a composer and multimedia artist is teaching others. Moore makes learning tutorials for The Wayfarer Project’s YouTube Channel and OdySee Channel for those who have an interestin in music, audio, multimedia art, and software design. Moore’s focus is on open-source programming environments like Pure Data and Pd-L2Ork that allow for endless creativity.

Exploring Multimedia Art with Pd-L2Ork

Exploring Multimedia Art with Pd-L2Ork is a series on the marriage of the sound with visuals. The series explores the open-source software, Pd-L2Ork which is maintained by Ivica Ico Bukvic at Virginia Tech University. This powerful software programming environment is based upon Miller S. Puckette’s Pure Data and extends it into the visual realm with 2D, 3D, and video art and animation. It also has has capabilities for developing intriguing graphical user interfaces and for interaction with devices and other software. the overall series starts from the beginning and is friendly for beginners.

Learn Synthesis with Pure Data

Learn Synthesis with Pure Data is a series of tutorials divided up into different sub-series that are focused on different levels of instruction and different topics in the study of synthesis as well as the open-source programming environment Pure Data. Pure Data is an excellent way to learn the fundamentals of synthesis in that it allows one to build software-based synthesizers and synthesizer components. When the learning process involves building, the student acquires strong fundamental knowledge in their education. Anyone who uses this series will be able to apply their knowledge to different software and hardware synthesizers because the understanding of terminology and what is actually happening in various synthesis processes is well understood.

Pure Data is an open-sources programming environment for electro-acoustic and computer music development. It was created and is continually developed by Miller Puckette. A multitude of developers create externals and add-ons for Pure Data and it is such an open way of creating tools for music and audio production that one’s imagination is the only limit.