Control of VST Plug-ins Using OSC

TitleControl of VST Plug-ins Using OSC
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsZbyszynski, Michael, and Freed Adrian
Conference NameInternational Computer Music Conference
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Conference LocationBarcelona, Spain
AbstractThe basic control structure of VST audio plug-ins can limit their usefulness. Control can be improved through the use of Open Sound Control by developing a flexible name space that employs multiple, intuitive parameter names (and aliases), higher-level controls and range mapping, simplifying control for the user. We will demonstrate these ideas with Max/MSP patches that repackage VST plug-ins in a more usable way and also introduce the idea that plug-in interfaces themselves can be improved by building in a well-formed OSC name space. Such a name space would enhance the longevity and flexibility of finished musical works. We will also show that when the plug-in is controlled directly with OSC atomicity and queries, control could be further