[linux-audio-dev] Aeolus and OSC - comments requested

Fons Adriaensen fons.adriaensen at skynet.be
Fri May 13 18:22:26 UTC 2005

On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 03:31:08AM +1000, Dave Robillard wrote:

> If by <channel> you mean MIDI style channel number - dear god no. :)
> Note numbers are debatable (but frequency is better in most cases), but
> channel numbers definitely don't belong in OSC.  Maybe an open-ended
> string identifier (which could represent a channel, a patch, a certain
> synth... whatever)
> There's no need to have confusing overloading with <voice> being zero or
> non-zero - just make different commands.  Have one note on command to
> allocate the most appropriate voice (MIDI style), and one to start a
> note on a specific voice.  In Om I've made seperate commands for global
> or voice-specific controls, and it works great.
> Ability to control individual voices specifically is one of the things I
> love about OSC.  Death to MIDI. :)

Agreed 100% - I was not proposing an OSC format, just I a hypothetical
variaton of MIDI that would have allowed client side voice control.

I see you consistently start all your OSC paths with /om, while SL doesn't
do this. Any pros/cons ? It seems essential only when multicasting.


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