I discovered SuperCollider recently through a podcast and have been amazed by its possibilities! Seeing also how active the community is makes it even more inspiring, even for a newbie like me.
The question I have, however, is more driven by my work in sociology than SC in itself. In the podcast where I discovered SC, the artist was mentioning how using it was also a kind of statement. The coding-interface, first, which led the artist to focus on the sound rather than artificial visual representations of it. Then, and I assume this links to open-source philosophy altogether, the use of SC as an attitude towards/against consumerism, industry standards and (sometimes too extreme) fetishisation of gear.
I thought this was a very interesting and engaging perspective, which leads me to the question (finally, sorry for the long introduction…): how do you see this? Would you agree that using SC also brings more to the table? Do you make similar observations, or have other experiences about it?
I would be happy if some of you would be willing to share their views Oh, and of course, no judgement here, just an interest in what open-source might represent for music production.