[LAD] Something like Processing for audio

Darren Landrum darren.landrum at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 4 02:34:23 UTC 2008

Sorry I've been away. I've been catching up on homework and trying to 
put a preliminary design together. I should probably let this thread 
die, but no doubt this subject will just come up again anyway.

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> _From my experience with giving some workshops in this area I believe
> that a growing number of artists is looking for software that allows
> them to build their own specific tools. They are not frightend to learn
> certain algorithms and how to deal with technical issues as long as
> these issues are "art related". They actually like thinking about things
> like DSP algorithms for sound and video, but they don't want to think
> about device drivers and freeing memory (too much).

I think this gets to the heart of the matter quite nicely. The goal is a 
system where the programming is focused on the processing and the 
synthesis, but a language that actually compiles to standalone 
applications. Though I'm not aiming for it to be cross-platform (I don't 
have the tools on any other platforms), I don't see why it couldn't be 
made so.

At this point, I want to lay out the complete design, then decide what I 
want to finish for the 0.1 release and get to work on it.

-- Darren

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