Best Practices for Open Sound Control

TitleBest Practices for Open Sound Control
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSchmeder, Andrew, Freed Adrian, and Wessel David
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameLinux Audio Conference
Conference LocationUtrecht, NL
AbstractThe structure of the Open Sound Control (OSC) content format is introduced with historical context. The needs for temporal synchronization and dynamic range of audio control data are described in terms of accuracy, precision, bit-depth, bit-rate, and sampling frequency. Speci c details are given for the case of instrumental gesture control, spatial audio control and synthesis algorithm control. The consideration of various transport mechanisms used with OSC is discussed for datagram, serial and isochronous modes. A summary of design approaches for describing audio control data is shown, and the case is argued that multi-layered information-rich representations that support multiple strategies for describing semantic structure are necessary.