[linux-audio-dev] Common synthesizer interface -or- microtonal

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue May 3 13:06:23 UTC 2005

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 06:00:03AM -0700, dave at pawfal.org wrote:
> > To add my 0.02 Euro : I'm sure that OSC is the way to go for this project.
> > And I'd love to have an 'OSC sequencer' -- something that allows you to
> > schedule / edit / manipulate arbitrary OSC events, and with a
> > non-destructive
> > region editor similar to Ardour's.
> An OSC sequencer would have to be written such that it would have no
> preconceptions of what the data was actually representing, you could set
> up all sorts of filtering, conditional events, remapping of messages etc.
> I think it could be really powerful if done correctly. The worst thing
> would be a sequencer that forced OSC to look like midi - with note
> ons/offs etc.

Thats true, but it might also be nice to be able to plug in schema
modules, that could handle certain methods more conviently*. Much like the
sysex librarian plugins that know how to handle sysex for a particular

* eg. showing a paino keyboard widget for quantised pitch information.

- Steve

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