Originally Posted by Oscillator
Did you do both the synth-construction and composition in Pure Data?
Yes, it's almost all my designs, effects and everything. No samples.
I've never used Pure Data but have been thinking about trying to do some basic synth-building with it. How would you recommend getting started?
It's useful for that sort of thing, but there aren't a lot of high level DSP functions built in (as you'd find in Reaktor or other such software). So you either have to look through libraries that others have built (which may or may not be buggy and poorly documented), or read up on DSP and build everything from scratch. There's a significant learning curve, but the example files are pretty good, and Miller Puckette's book helps. You can get a decent start just messing around with the example patches.
Look into Max/MSP also. It should be a lot more friendly.