As mentioned in the Overview this course can be completed without coding or using any of this software listed below. If you have taken some of the related courses offered at pdxOpen.tech or PCC perhaps you might want to dig into some of the labs. The labs use software from this list and we’ve also included some relevant tools not used explicitly.
“The Wekinator is free, open source software originally created in 2009 by Rebecca Fiebrink. It allows anyone to use machine learning to build new musical instruments, gestural game controllers, computer vision or computer listening systems, and more.”
We like Wekinator becuase it has a Graphical User Interface (no programming) and communicates with almost any other tool via Open Sound Control or OSC.
Max/MSP is a node based graphical programming environment for digital audio and MIDI that is also not explicitly for machine learning, but has several machine learning specific libraries. It is free to download but you won’t be able to save anything without a license. It is included here because it is widely used both in pdxOpen.tech and PCC related courses and in the creative coding world at large.