[linux-audio-dev] OSC vs MIDI
S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Sep 2 04:38:01 EDT 2004
On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 03:21:17PM -0400, Dave Robillard wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-09-01 at 04:52, Steve Harris wrote:
> > I dont really think OSC needs to replace MIDI, if your doing 12 tone,
> > limited polyphony, bandwisth etc. stuff, which most people are, its fine.
> > - Steve
> Sure, but the control issue is a nuisance, even for 'most people' -
> assigning numbers to things just sucks - this is 2004, not 1974 :)
> It'd be nice if (when) OSC has service discovery for a synth to just
> dump all it's parameters (valid commands), so something like a sequencer
> could have a drop down list of what control you want to use - all with
> nice names that actually make sense. "Controller 79" doesn't help much.
Funny you should say that... I'm hoping to find time to add the propsed
rec. for OSC service exploration/enumeration to liblo (not discovery,
thats a seperate problem) that would allow (limited) generic OSC clients
that coul list hte parameters of an OSC service, and witha bit of extra
code in the OSC servers will allow you draw sliders and so on.
> Speaking of service discovery Steve, I saw in the liblo TODO that you
> were looking at implementing it (with howl), but with low priority. Is
> that a couple months low priority or 2009 low priority? Peronally I
> think it'd be a huge step forward..
Its a when enough people have MDNS servers on thier machines priority,
thats likly to be sometime after Gnome 2.6 is out, as it has a MDNS
server built in.
Ofcourse if somewone wants to work on zeroconf support before then, I wont
stop them :) I agree it would be a Good ThingTM.
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