[chuck-users] How can a non-programmer start to make use of Chuck?

Rogan Carr rogan.carr at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 17:46:47 EST 2009

Hi Mark,

Welcome to the ChucK world.  I'd like to respond to your email in
detail, but I'm in the middle of a huge project right now.  So here's
some quick answers:

> 1) Think this is a reasonable goal?
1)  Yes.  Chuck is perfect for this, and it should be pretty
straightforward to make rhythms and breaks.

> 2) Might have suggestions about how I'd get started?
2) Take a look at the examples that came with chuck.  Also, take a
look at the message board.
There are some good threads about making drum hits from filtering
impulses and such.  Also, any programming questions you have are
probably (but not definitely) discussed there at some point.

Have fun!

ps. You might want to search the message board for your
Jack/Gentoo/segfault question.  I've seen questions like this before,
I just didn't pay much attention to the details :(

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>   I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to try out a tool like Chuck.
>   I'm on an AMD64 Gentoo platform it seems that Chuck is my best bet.
> I've started scanning the chuck-users list to get familiar with what
> sort of discussions happen here - and they are interesting - but as I
> am more of musician than a programmer I'm wondering how I might
> attempt to get to know Chuck better? To start exploring I've built
> Chuck- from portage and am building miniaudicle now. Neither
> has yet made a sound.
>   I *think* (but am not sure) that I'd like my first exploration to
> be in the area of using Chuck to create rythmic patterns of sort of a
> break-beat nature using noise generators and filters as the sound
> source. This is not something I'm set up to do with any of my other
> tools in Linux or Windows so if I was successful it would add another
> tool to my tool box.
>   I'm wondering whether more experienced folks:
> 1) Think this is a reasonable goal?
> and
> 2) Might have suggestions about how I'd get started?
>   Thanks in advance for any comments and ideas.
> Cheers,
> Mark
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