Pure data is an open source visual programming language. Pd enables musicians, visual artists, performers, researchers, and developers to create software graphically, without writing lines of code. Pd is used to process and generate sound, video, 2D/3D graphics, and interface sensors, input devices, and MIDI. Pd can easily work over local and remote networks to integrate wearable technology, motor systems, lighting rigs, and other equipment. Pd is suitable for learning basic multimedia processing and visual programming methods as well as for realizing complex systems for large-scale projects.

Software type
ALSA
JACK
LV2 plugin
VST2 plugin
Platform
GNU/Linux
BSD
macOS
Windows
Android
Software language
C
License
BSD 3-clause
Developer(s)
Miller Puckette et al

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