Composability for Musical Gesture Signal Processing using new OSC-based Object and Functional Programming Extensions to Max/MSP

TitleComposability for Musical Gesture Signal Processing using new OSC-based Object and Functional Programming Extensions to Max/MSP
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFreed, Adrian, MacCallum John, and Schmeder Andrew
Conference NameNew Interfaces for Musical Expression
Date Published30/05/2011
Conference LocationOslo, Norway
Keywords, Functional Programming, Object-, Composability,, Control,, Delegation, Gesture, object,, Open, Oriented, Processing, Max/MSP, Programming,, Signal, Sound
Abstract An effective programming style for gesture signal processing is described using a new library that brings efficient run-time polymorphism, functional and instance-based object-oriented programming to Max/MSP. By introducing better support for generic programming and composability Max/MSP becomes a more productive environment for managing the growing scale and complexity of gesture sensing systems for musical instruments and interactive installations.