Pure-Data is a very beautiful software written by Miller Puckette and others, Folkloro`s attempt to combine "Musique concrète" and "Aleatory music" is possible with this software that needs to be installed in your computer.
1- Install Pure-data (free software), versions for Windows and Mac can be downloaded from Miller Puckette's Site http://msp.ucsd.edu/software.html
and for Linux see http://puredata.info/docs/faq/debian or use "Synaptic" or "Ubuntu Software Center" and type "Pure Data".
Here direct downloads for Pd-0.46-7:
Macintosh OSX 10.4 or later.
More information on this software in http://puredata.info/
Once downloaded, run it and accept all licenses as they are presented.
2- Once installed, run it, on mswindows the first time you run it a FIREWALL window will popup, select to unblock the program.
3- In most of the cases this is enough and it's ready. Below the old guide that covers some special cases but not all, I recommend reading it anyway.
Windows7 users with versions “Starter” and “Home Basic” should follow all steps with special attention on the texts inside the frames.
Then go to:
This will open the following window:
Before pressing the button that is displayed in the image be sure that your computer volume is not loud, preferably very soft. (you are surely familiarized on how to control the computer level and probably your external speakers too.) normally a button near the clock with a speaker icon. Here some images on mac, windows and linux:
Press the “80” button (in the “testtone.pd” window) and slowly increase the volume of your computer until you clearly hear a tone similar to the telephone before dialing. (if you use headphones, be careful when you are putting them back in your ears, I insist.)
While listening to these records the first volume level will be your computer one (speaker icon), then outside your computer, you may have speakers (check that they are switched on and their volume) or your computer may be connected to an audio system (in this case you know what to do).
Surely with this test you've heard the tone and you know how to adjust the volume when listening to these records. You can close the “testtone.pd” window and also PD.
To listen open the folder “Folkloro2” and double-click the file “folkloroII.pd”, this icon (" "), this will open PD and the abstraction. Clicking on the button “copla I” starts the disc.
If you didn't heard the the tone you might be using the “Starter” or “Home Basic” edition of windows7, close PD, then go to the PD icon () in Start/All programs and right-click in it and choose “Run as administrator”.
Make sure that “standard (MMIO)” is checked as shown in the first image below, if not, click on it, the same as the second image will be presented, follow step A and press OK, do the “Test Audio and Midi...” sequence, check volume (with all precautions mentioned above for the headphones).
3- Configure your sound card
(Mac users go to Pure-Data/preferences/audio settings).
Step A, (here the name of your sound card will be displayed) for those who have more than one, click to select which one to use.
Click on “Apply” an then “Ok”. The “Audio settings” window will close, then go back to the “Test Audio and Midi...” part.
Perhaps some mswindows users prefer to use the ASIO driver, before switching to ASIO turn off the DSP (in the second image starting from the top it is shown active in green, click on it to turn it off), go back to audio settings and change the block size to 256 and click OK, then switch to the ASIO driver and select both input and output accordingly. 256 is a safe start, but experiment with your sound card.
Also consider closing and reopening Pd when you make changes.
For sound cards without this specific driver implement asio4all.
Windows7 users in “Starter” or “Home basic” editions use this sequence to open the disc:
The next time it will appear in the recently opened menu: