[PD] xp review

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sat Dec 22 18:14:34 CET 2007

That feels like many emails rolled into one! :)

Definitely sounds like an interesting idea, but I don't quite follow  
it all, perhaps you can make a sketch of how it would work.


On Dec 20, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Ed Kelly wrote:

> Hey Hans,
> I hope you got your bike built in California :)
> Laura reckoned my album was commercial. She's right, and I'd like  
> to do more arty projects as well as my Kraftwerk-loving techno- 
> life :-D www.pyramidtransmissions.com (lone shark)
> But I have other plans afoot, namely synthcore~. It would be really  
> great if we could organize an API for pd instruments, kind of like  
> the VST api in terms of input-output topology but made of patches  
> in PD. I'd love to know your thoughts on the issue since I intend  
> to code it. It needs to be flexible enough to contain a variety of  
> different parameter lists and modes, but also conform to a  
> specified system so that polyphony and multichannel output can be  
> handled by an external object (such as nqpoly4, but I think we  
> should write our own object for this one)  ;-)

> I think a [message value  isitcontinuous(  model is good, and a  
> [event $1( message could be a note, or a continuous controller  
> change. Mapping the  parameters could be organized so that there is  
> a set parameter list (e.g. amplitude envelope) and then a synth- 
> definable list (e.g. osc modulation of the filter - in cents).  
> also, an external patching system using an SQL database (mogo - I  
> want your sqlite object for linux) based around the metastudio  
> patching system, but a bit more standardised - i.e. you can load  
> patches for one synth, and any parameter lists that match with the  
> present synth's parameter list should be implemented (e.g. filter  
> envelope and paramters, amplitude envelope, global modulation index  
> etc.)
> Anyone want to work with me on this? It needs to be done!
> Ed
> Lone Shark "Aviation" out now on http://www.pyramidtransmissions.com
> http://www.myspace.com/sharktracks
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org>
> To: Ed Kelly <morph_2016 at yahoo.co.uk>
> Sent: Monday, 17 December, 2007 11:49:35 PM
> Subject: xp review
> http://dotnet.org.za/codingsanity/archive/2007/12/14/review-windows-
> xp.aspx
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