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plugdata is a standalone and DAW plugin version of pd, with a new GUI made with JUCE

Current release

No stable release available yet.

Experimental releases

Upcoming and alpha/beta/candidate releases

  • Alpha releases should only be used for testing and development.
  • Beta releases and Release Candidates are normally released for production testing, but should not be used on mission-critical sites.
  • Always install on a separate test server first, and make sure you have proper backups before installing.
plugdata 0.6.4 (Alpha release) Released 2023-01-16
Large release with many bugfixes, updated ELSE, support for [oscope~] and [function] objects, many GUI improvements
plugdata 0.6.2 (Alpha release) Released 2022-11-03
Large release with many bugfixes, updated ELSE, support for [oscope~] and [function] objects, many GUI improvements
plugdata 0.6.1 (Alpha release) Released 2022-09-02
Small release with many bugfixes, and support for ELSE's button object.
plugdata 0.6.0 (Alpha release) Released 2022-08-24
- Updated to ELSE-rc3, which includes new band-limited oscillators, [numbox~] and more. Built-in oversampling. Installers for Windows and Mac. Externals work on Windows. New smart-patching options.
plugdata 0.5.3 (Alpha release) Released 2022-06-29
Better performance and stability, redesigned GUI objects.
plugdata 0.5.1 (Alpha release) Released 2022-05-08
Many GUI improvements (document manager, externals manager, parameter manager, better manipulation of connection paths) and some fixes.
plugdata 0.5 (Alpha release) Released 2022-04-25
Improved GUI, grid, better DAW integration and updated ELSE version to 1.0-rc1.

Project Description

Project resources


Supported by Deskew Technologies

  • Camomile by Pierre Guillot
  • ELSE by Alexandre Torres Porres
  • cyclone by Krzysztof Czaja, Hans-Christoph Steiner, Fred Jan Kraan, Alexandre Torres Porres, Derek Kwan, Matt Barber and others (note: Cyclone is included to offer an easy entry point for Max users but ELSE contains several alternatives to objects in Cyclone and Pure Data Vanilla itself also has some alternatives. Not only that, but objects that weren't cloned into Cyclone also have alternatives in ELSE, see: this)
  • Pure Data by Miller Puckette and others
  • libpd by the Peter Brinkmann, Dan Wilcox and others
  • Juce by ROLI Ltd.
  • MoodyCamel by Cameron Desrochers
  • Kiwi by Eliott Paris, Pierre Guillot and Jean Millot
  • LV2 PlugIn Technology by Steve Harris, David Robillard and others
  • VST PlugIn Technology by Steinberg Media Technologies
  • Audio Unit PlugIn Technology by Apple
  • Juce LV2 interface by Filipe Coelho


What works:

  • Nearly complete support for pd
  • Most ELSE and cyclone library objects work
  • LV2, AU and VST3 formats available, tested on Windows (x64), Mac (ARM/x64) and Linux (ARM/x64), also works as AU MIDI processor for Logic
  • Receive 512 DAW parameters using [receive param1], [receive param2], etc.
  • Receive DAW playhead position, tempo and more using the [playhead] abstraction

Known issues:

  • Externals are broken on Windows
  • Broken objects:
    • text define
    • netreceive
    • store
    • rec
    • oscilloscope
    • canvas manipulation objects in ELSE
    • Possibly more
  • There may still be some more bugs
by Timothy Schoen last modified 2023-01-16 01:56 AM

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