Yes, i know this is a monome forum and monome creates and sells equiptment, but over the years i feel like this community has started to go past just talking about monome gear (the m4l thread, sound installation threads)
As someone who doesn’t have access to equipment but is learning more so how to craft sound art installations and create electroacoustic and digital instruments - i wish there were more topics and discussions revolving around stuff like chucK or supercollider or maxmsp or sonicpi etc etc etc
if there is a different forum or website more suited to these discussions i am all ears as well!
I guess this post could equally fit into the questions category just searching for more community based resources revolving around creative coding both in audio and visual realms.
as always, hope you’re all staying safe and washing them fingers and thumbs
hope this doesn’t seem targeted at you in a confrontational way but…it’s not meant to be “monome” forum really
from the moment they closed their forum and launched lines, the intent was to encompass more than monome tech (and, really, more than tech at all)
still…there is an unavoidable overlap between folks who love code, diy electronics, computer music and synthesis in all forms
i say this because pretty much anywhere you go online to discuss these things you’ll notice conversation skew toward gear and specific devices used as dev platforms or pieces in an artists’ array of tools
this can’t really be blamed on anybody
have you had time to search the forum? search isn’t perfect but these are two of the most discussed topics in the community
not taking in a bad way at all! this is what i was sort of referencing when saying it really encompasses a lot more than just monome or even just gear in general… and yeah i call that the ‘gearslutz’ effect, seems to be persistent among most music forums / online communities i’ve been a part of!
Closest i’ve found to what i’m looking for i guess is r/livecoding and some of the sister subreddits to that ~
Definitely not trying to blame people for talking about their gear though! There is a loooooooad of cool gear out there and almost infinite conversations to be had about such ~ yet as someone who has always been a nomadically traveling musician who never has had much of an appetite for gear, sometimes it feels lonely out there
Definitely! I’ve gotten heaps of resources from this forum regarding those, especially from speak of the devil@andrew
simply wanted to start a sort of discussion on this topic and different ways to proactively collaborate (outside of the couple persistent language based threads that exist on here) and wasn’t sure how to approach it, maybe i came at it the wrong way ~
For specific languages, have you checked out the mailing lists? They tend to be pretty fruitful, and they still have their use. Back in my Csound days, I religiously read the Csound mailing list. Last I checked, it’s still thriving. I’m also subscribed to the FAUST, ChucK, and PD mailing lists.
Perhaps the reason why you don’t see more threads here about specific musical languages is because it’s hard to carry on a meaningful conversation about them, which is what the lines format is built for. Without something more specific, it’s really hard to push past the basic question-answer format you find in mailing lists (ex: “why is my code not working?” or “how can I do this in this language?”). There’s no discussion there.
Creative Coding has the same issue of being too general, as it is a blanket term that encompasses way too many things.
mailing lists are fun! i’m in the faust one and yeah i agree to an extent, a lot of the fausts mail i recieve is ‘why isnt x working’ or ‘how i solved this problem’ and such. maybe also online forums aren’t the best medium for this sort of discussion!
I’m in a discord focused on learning python right now and the specificity of it as well as the rapid feeling of satisfaction and response of an irc make it a really nice experience for having both meaningful talks about the usage of a language as well as having a seperate channel devoted to everyones beginner hurdles in learning.
Does anyone know of a live coding and or audio coding discord?
I’m just grateful for a place to keep refreshing for discussion of synthesis and electroacoustic/acousmatic practices that isn’t…several other sites. I really appreciate the voices and moderation practices here. I say that as someone who delves equally in Max/Msp and hardware. Thank you all.