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FRACT Audio Tech: Connecting to Pure Data Tuesday 2013.05.28 Here is part 2 of the series discussing the audio tech we implemented for FRACT OSC, check out part 1 here. So once we’d decided to go with Pure Data for audio synthesis, the question was, how could we integrate that with the rest of FRACT’s engine? When used in a live performance or gallery setting, the most common way to use Pure Data in tandem with other tools is simply to run them side by side as separate programs. The programs then communicate with each other in some way, often over the network using MIDI or Open Sound Control (a different OSC from the OSC in FRACT’s title). This is a flexible way to use any combination of programs together, but it has a few downsides for a case like ours where we need to put together a robust package that “just works.”

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The Secret to Learning a New Skill (Even When You're Busy) September is Professional Development Month at The Muse! Check in all month for ways to boost your skills, get ahead at work, and be the best professional you can possibly be. I bet there's not a person out there who doesn't want to learn new things. Whether they're practical and professional (coding, writing, design!) or just for fun (drawing, playing an instrument!) Inside the Box: The Music of Dragon Keep Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author. Hello! So, my name is Raison Varner and I was one of the audio guys on the recently released Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep campaign add-on for Borderlands 2.

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FRACT Audio Tech: Wrapping Pure Data Tuesday 2013.06.04 In last week’s post, I discussed how we decided to integrate Pure Data though a native Unity plugin. This week I’ll discuss what the plugin actually does, and what sort of role it plays in bridging Unity and Pure Data. Pure Data works with metaphorical “patches,” sets of signal-processing or message-handling objects which are connected to each other with patch cords. There are three main ways we need to interact with a patch: we need to be able to send messages to our patch, to receive messages back from our patch, and to actually process and retrieve audio samples for playback.