The sequencer aims at generating MIDI-Data. So be sure, that you have setup, that is ready to receive incoming MIDI-data - no matter if this is hardware, a software host or another PureData-Instrument.
Here is a hands-on video, that explains the basic workflow
You can take a look at the dev-board at Trello! Feel free to submit your feature-requests or bugs...
Requirements: Puredata-Extended and Ruby with required ruby gems
Open PureData-Patch "supersonic.pd". You can to this from console as well with 'open supersonic.pd'.
Configure the MIDI-Settings in your PureData-Environment.
Then start supersonic with "ruby supersonic.rb". An irb with supersonic-commands opens.
SuperSonic connects to a pure-data patch, listening to a TCP-Socket on the localhost. The port is per default 3000.
If you need to connect to another host or port, then you will configure it like this:
- Open the PD-patch and edit the port in the netreceive module.
- Start the supersonic-irb console with 'ruby supersonic --host myhost --port myport'
Type "man" (or "m" or "manual") for some help on the commands
Example to send data to PD from irb:
- pd.send("write ch1 60 0 0 0 60 0 0 0 60 0 0 0 60 0 0 0") - Send 16 midi-notes to step-sequencer at midi-channel 1
- pd.send("start") - Start the sequencer
- pd.send("stop") - Stop the sequencer
- pd.send("bpm 140") - Set bpm to number provided
This project was started by Martin "Nodepond" Wisniowski (http://www.nodepond.com) in January 2014 after a discussion with Thömmes "Slogmen" Schrader (http://www.slog.io) about Raspberry Pi, Ruby and LiveCoding.
SuperSonic is maintained by Martin Wisniowski, with hands-on and feedback from T. Schrader and the PureData UserGroup Cologne (http://pdcologne.reboot-network.de).