The Playdate has spoiled me. This is how it begins.

The SDK was only 20 MB. I made a simple program that's only 60 KB. Now I want to learn how to make audio from scratch, and everything I see is multi-gigabyte downloads and software plugins that rely on other software. Half this stuff is asking for weird system permissions, and I haven't even made a simple beep, let alone a wild eep.

Bits, please. I own a polyphonic triscuit. Go small or go home.

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puredata vanilla is 22.7 MB. A new document has no apparent interface. The only thing I know about it is, if you make anything of value in here it ends up looking like the alien primer in that movie Contact.

This is where we camp for the night. ⛺

@rezmason @zens not exactly a suggestion, but I use my own systems:

Sndkit, when stripped of debugging symbols, is quite small. Mnolth is probably a bit bulkier, but reasonable.

At the moment, they only do offline rendering. I'm currently reworking my realtime live coding setup. It does work, but the code isn't public yet.

If this looks like your cup of tea, let me know. I can be motivated to improve things.

@rezmason I remember having to be careful about volume because it doesn't have any kind of friendly limiting by default and it's easy to accidentally deafen yourself

@rezmason "I own a polyphonic triscuit" is this year's "interior crocodile alligator"

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