|Title||An Open Architecture for Real-time Music Software |
|Publication Type||Conference Paper |
|Year of Publication||2000 |
|Authors||Chaudhary, Amar, Freed Adrian, and Wright Matthew |
|Conference Name||International Computer Music Conference |
|Publisher||International Computer Music Association |
|Conference Location||Berlin, Germany |
|Abstract|| Open Sound World (OSW) is a scalable, extensible object-oriented language that allows sound designers and musicians to process sound in response to expressive real-time control. OSW allows users to develop at different levels, including visual patching, XML editing, scripting and high-level C++. Components called transforms are combined to form programs called patches. The set of included transforms can be extended using the ?Externalizer,? a tool for writing high-level specifications of new transforms. The OSW real-time scheduler supports a uniform timing model for all components and symmetric multiprocessing.