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Build Ruby APIs Blog Posting & Notes On Upcoming Events

From: Noah T.
Sent on: Monday, February 4, 2008 10:42 AM
Hi All,

Our Build Ruby Audio APIs hack session on Jan 24th at Internaut was a success. Thanks go out to David Lowenfels for hosting and for a great group of people for attending. I have posted my notes on the event that go over what we discussed. I will post the rudimentary Ruby application that I began for writing csound scores using Ruby and ERB once I do some svn repository juggling.

Here's the blog posting about what we discussed at the Build Ruby Audio APIs Hack Session:

A large topic of at the Ruby Audio API discussion and in other interactions I have had over the past few months is how important inter-application communication and networked audio are to so many audio technology users. Of note, Open Sound Control (OSC) has emerged as a key protocol in this endeavor.

In response to this community wide interest, a number of Upcoming Bay Area Computer Music Technology events will be exploring topics in inter-application communication and networked audio. Our next event explores just these topics this Thursday Feb 7th, 7:30PM at Cogswell college. The event will feature:
- Scot Gresham-Lancaster on the Hub and computer network music
- Mark Holler and Scot Gresham-Lancaster on ETAAN (Electronicaly Trainable Analog Neural Net). They will also discuss "current efforts to make the rarest and most obscure synthesizer on earth accessible to everyone in the world with a broadband internet connection".
- Robert Hamilton ( will present on using the Quake 3 engine as an audio controller. This engine uses the OSC protocol through Q3osc

In addition, our soon to be posted March event will have a presentation from Andy Schmeder of UC Berkeley CNMAT on the OSC protocol. Other CNMAT OSC contributors will be in attendance to contribute to the talk and field various questions. There will also be a number of other interesting presenters that I will announce in the near future. This March event will be at Ex'pression College.

Also, there is momentum building towards a networked audio application hack session. Let me know if you have feedback on any of these events or if you would like to participate as a presenter.

And, don't worry if you are not interested in networked audio. We have quite a lot of other topics that will be highlighted in upcoming events as well such as analogue synth modeling, video game audio techniques, artificial intelligence and computer music, using controllers (such as monome), compositional techniques for computer music, laptop orchestras, etc.

Hope to see you this Thursday at Cogswell. If you haven't RSVPed you can do so here:

All the best,
Noah Thorp
Bay Area Computer Music Technology Group Organizer

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