[PD] sending notes OSC

Adrian deCleir 0031259 at student.ul.ie
Thu Nov 13 14:43:27 CET 2003

I know the difference but Ill be actually sending midi over a network , Its
just I wanted to try sending some kind of sound to start off with becaues I
didnt know where to get started with the midi messages so I was trying send
an osc~ sound
cheers anyway guys I think Ill do what CK was doing , stick an OSC header
and reciever to the beginning of my midi message.

PS is there any other tutorials available for OSC because I dont even quite
know how to do what CK was saying

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From: e skogen [mailto:eskogen at usfamily.net]
Sent: 12 November 2003 21:30
To: Adrian deCleir
Cc: 'PD-list at iem.at'
Subject: Re: [PD] sending notes OSC


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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