From YouTube:

“pdPod allows the creation of interactive musical applications for the iPod. It integrates Pure Data ( ) a visual sound programming language by Miller Puckette which allows the rapid development of musical applications. Guenter Geiger ( ) has made PDa ( ), a port of Pure Data for PDA Linux devices which we recently adapted to run under iPod Linux as well. Martin Kaltenbrunner ( ) created a GUI application which allows the execution, display and control of PD patches on the iPod. This application was made by the creators of the reacTable at the Music Technology Group ( at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

This instrument was made possible thanks to the efforts of the iPodLinux ( ) project, which provides a Linux environment for the iPod. pdPod itself can be downloaded from its WIKI page ( )”

I’m sure I’ve posted on pD POD before, but this video was a good example of it running. iPodLinux runs well on 3rd Gen iPods and these are cheaper on eBay these days, so I may venture into pD Pod at some point.


  1. really cool stuff. makes me want to go out and get pd running on an iPod. i have a ton of questions i’d like to ask, but first off, does the storage limit matter when installing pd? i figure the bigger the better, but i thought i’d ask.thanks


  2. it’s theologiae again. i go 1st gen ipod tonight and put linux on it as soon as i came home. but i’ve had a lot of problems getting pd to work. i get a error message when i try and launch the test files. i posted something in the ipod/linux forum, so i’ll see if there is a fix to my problem. but i’m close to getting this set up. i’m glad to have found you blog, once i get it going, i’m going to love it.


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