[linux-audio-dev] modular sequencing environment/synth // any projects to dig in?

Niklas Klügel niklas.kluegel at mytum.de
Wed Jul 5 17:06:06 UTC 2006

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I am currently writing on a modular synth with great emphasis on
sequencing (but allowing tight interaction between both parts)
in a comparable modular way (pattern creation/algortihmic
composition/chord filters etc),
I wrote some parts of the core of the application but I am not really
keen on coding something that has been done several times before;
that's why I thought about
joining/"forking" a more complete modular synthesizing environment and
adding the core components I need/have. The point is, that I don't
know enough about
the existant modular synthesizers to evaluate how modular their
sourcecode is written so that my modifications are easily applicable
in their source.
Here are some parts/functionalities that I already have (partially)
implemented and would like to add to the core:
- - the main graph of interconnected modules supports heterogene module
types for example it could support FAUST code-pieces represented in
modules as well as ladspa-modules,
the subgraph created by interconnected modules of the same type is the
sent to the type-specific "compiler" creating executable signal paths
- - the executable graph of interconnected modules is analyzed and split
up in parts that can be executed in parallel, locks in the necessary
parts are added and the whole graph can be
executed in several threads
- - modules are mainly connected using a zoomable patch-matrix; the
zoomlevel corresponds to the level of typing (of connections)

As I mainly write QT-Applications I'd prefer a project that can be
either easily extended to use QT or which already uses it. I think it
is better to work on an existing project, since
I am currently busy with releasing an album and university-shiznit and
I can not imagine doing everything in a prolific way in parallel.
Thanks in advance for any input!

So long...

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