[LAA] [ANN] CLAM 1.3, 'Shooting flying plugins' release

David García Garzón dgarcia at iua.upf.edu
Thu Aug 14 11:55:17 EDT 2008

The CLAM team enraptured to announce the 1.3.0 release of CLAM [1], the C++ 
framework for audio and music, code name ''The Shooting of the Flying Plugins 

Highlights of this release are:
- Automatic binary generation of LADSPA plugins containing the network you are 
editing in NetworkEditor.
- Also a new simple API to code CLAM based Ladspa by hand. See [2]
- More FAUST integration into network editor: edit faust code, compile, 
reload, view the svg diagrams (Natanael Olaiz GSoC)
- Lots of usability enhancements on the NetworkEditor: cut&paste, context 
menus to connect ports, keyboard shortcuts, default double click actions, and 
a processing tree filter (Natanael Olaiz GSoC)
- Annotator has also enhanced its functionality (Wang Jun GSoC):
  - You can build a project that aggregates content from several extractors
  - Extractors may have a config file
  - Extractors can write back data (useful if the extractor is a database of 
webservice and needs to upload modifications)
- New ProgressControl widget and paired AudioFileMemoryLoader processing to 
support seeking (Pawel Bartkiewicz GSoC)
- A bunch of new 3D spatialization processings from CI Barcelona Media[3] 
audio research group.
- Scripts [4] and  graphical front-end [5] to generate a native CLAM plugin 
project from scratch.
- Experimental Python bindings [6]
- TickExtractor example is compiling again (many thanks to Amaury Hazan from 
- Development deployment for Windows native compilation using MinGW (Wang Jun 

And a lot of small nice features and fixes you will appreciate for sure.
Source and binary packages for different platforms are available at the CLAM 
download page [7]. See also: development screenshots [8], the CHANGELOG [9], 
and the version migration guide [10].

We are also very excited on what next releases promise us. Some ongoing work:
- Generating other types of network based plugins and programs (LV2, JACK, 
- Subnetworks (Natanael Olaiz GSoC)
- Improved OSC support, 3D scene descriptors parametrization receivers 
processings and Blender exporter to the spatialization processing 
choreographer. (Natanael Olaiz GSoC) [11] 
- Typed controls (Francisco Tufro GSoC)
- A new musician-oriented standalone chord extraction application (Pawel 
Bartkiewicz GSoC)

[1] http://clam.iua.upf.edu 
[2] http://iua-share.upf.edu/wikis/clam/index.php/Building_a_LADSPA_plugin
[3] http://www.barcelonamedia.org/ 
[6] http://audiores.uint8.com.ar/blog/2008/08/03/interactive-clam-programming/
[7] http://clam.iua.upf.edu/download.html 
[8] http://clam.iua.upf.edu/wikis/clam/index.php/Development_screenshots
[9] http://iua-share.upf.edu/svn/clam/trunk/CLAM/CHANGES
[10] http://iua-share.upf.edu/wikis/clam/index.php/Version_Migration_Guide 
[11] http://dadaisonline.blogspot.com/search/label/blender related blogging

David García Garzón
(Work) dgarcia at iua dot upf anotherdot es

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