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#alda
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2015-09-13
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meow18:09:24

has anyone seen this OMN language that is part of Opusmodus? http://opusmodus.com/omn.html

meow18:09:42

It's LISP

dave18:09:13

@meow: i've seen that before -- i like it! the idea of music being expressed as a lisp is really inspiring, i think

jellea19:09:31

Somebody interfacing alda (or overtone) with a modular synth already? :simple_smile:

jellea19:09:23

does it have midi output? :simple_smile:

dave20:09:04

@jellea: using overtone from alda was my original idea, but it hasn't been implemented yet

dave20:09:34

an issue that i ran into was that we would essentially have to have supercollider as a dependency

dave20:09:55

i've been looking into alternate routes for modular synthesis, e.g. the java Minim library

dave20:09:12

it would be really awesome if we could use overtone, though -- they've already done a lot of the work for us as far as being able to define and use synthesizers

dave20:09:37

we could easily use overtone to support sample-based instruments too

jellea20:09:07

dave: but does it have midi? I’m talking analog synth, so no need for overtone perse

jellea20:09:00

Analog (modular) synths do CV (control voltage), but there are a lot of midi to cv converters out there

jellea20:09:36

Alda’s syntax reminds me a vaguely of Monome’s teletype, btw: http://monome.org/docs/modular/teletype/

dave21:09:34

whoa... this teletype thing looks really cool

dave21:09:44

@jellea: right now it's just generating MIDI events internally and playing them on the built-in JVM MIDI synth, but i think having it emit the MIDI events in a way that you can hook them up to any arbitrary MIDI device/synthesizer would be an awesome feature