I'm not sure manual version you are using, but are you reading the
"Your first project"? This is likely out of date. The easiest thing
is to try opening one of the examples in the blue/examples folder and
try pressing play to run it. If it does not, then you'll have to
modify settings in Program Options.
Blue generally is pre configured to run with csound installations on various os's. If not you can modify in Program Options. What OS are you on? Also, take a look at the program options section, earlier in the manual.
It's from a workshop I gave at the Csound Conference in 2011. While
the blue version is a bit old now, the fundamental material is still
pretty good and should hopefully get the basics down. I've been
planning to do a series of video lessons for blue, but am waiting to
get a couple more things implemented before I do that so that the
videos will last a bit longer before getting out of date.
Otherwise, hope things are going alright! If you're still stuck, just
write back here.
I don't know what's going on with your account. Yes, I agree, you
should be getting emails if you're subscribed and it is odd that you
are not. I am on gmail and I am receiving all emails to the mailing
list. I checked the mailing list member settings for your account and
it has nodupes and digest set, but that's the only difference compared
to the settings I have on my account. I don't know if nodupes is
affecting things, or if there's something to do with your gmail
Have you missed other emails from this list? I could contact
Sourceforge about this if you've been regularly missing emails to see
if they know what's going on.
As for the video, sorry it's not doing it for you. As for a book, the
manual is in the state is in and as I've stated in previous emails I
have plans to revise it, but have not gotten around to it. Until
then, you're welcome to ask further questions here or email me off
BTW: for a simple example, you can download the examples from the conference at:
Example 2 has a very simple instrument using vco2 and filter. It uses
Global Score to play it. At the conference, we eventually took that
example and moved the score into a Generic Score to use it on the