[PD] sending notes OSC

e skogen eskogen at usfamily.net
Wed Nov 12 22:29:50 CET 2003


to clarify, OSC stands for OpenSoundControl. it is not a protocol meant 
for sending audio. it sends control messages than can trigger lots of 
processes. one process that it could control would be audio.

so, a typical use of OSC would be a patch that accepts OSC commands to 
trigger different sounds, much like MIDI was once used to trigger 
different sounds (long ago... in a galaxy far, far away).

[osc~] and [OSC] are two completely different objects in Pd:

[osc~] is just a cosine wave oscillator.

[OSC] is part of the OpenSoundControl library. You can use it to send 
control messages using the OSC (OpenSoundControl) protocol.

if you indeed want to send audio signals over a network, you might 
consider a streaming audio server, or the [streamout~] and [streamin~] 
object in ggee (?).

sorry if this was talking down to anyone, but i felt like this should be 


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