Sound Communication: A Standard Syntax for Inter-Application, Inter-Device and Interplayer Communication Over OSC

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This paper offers a standard message format for easy intercommunication over a network, between laptop performers within a drop-in improvisation session. It is based on OSC-like reserved namespaces, namely /test, /setup, /chat, /app, /user, /time, /documentation and /hardware. We detail the syntax of use and provide worked examples. The proposed standard offers interoperability, extensibility and flexibility across network applications.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalThe International Computer Music Association
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008
EventInternational Computer Music Conference - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: 24 Aug 200829 Aug 2008 (Link to Conference Website)


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