TitleOpenSoundEdit: An Interactive Visualization and Editing Framework for Timbral Resources
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsChaudhary, A, Freed, A, Rowe, LA
Conference NameInternational Computer Music Conference
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Conference LocationAnn, Arbor, Michigan

OpenSoundEdit is a sound-editing system that provides a unified three-dimensional user interface to edit complex sounds composed from different representations. Sounds are mapped onto a single three-dimensional space representing time, amplitude and a view-dependent third dimension (e.g., frequency, channel number, etc.) Sounds can be edited by direct manipulation on the 3D display window or using additional representation-specific controls. As the user edits sounds, changes can be heard through a synthesis server, an application that generates sound in response to commands supplied by OSE. OSE is implemented using extensible, multi-platform technologies. This paper illustrates the features of OSE with sinusoidal-track and resonance models.