TitleOpen Sound Control: A New Protocol for Communicating with Sound Synthesizers
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsWright, M, Freed, A
Conference NameInternational Computer Music Conference
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Conference LocationThessaloniki, Hellas

Open SoundControl is a new protocol for communication among computers, sound synthesizers, and other multimedia devices that is optimized for modern networking technology. Entities within a system are addressed individually by an open-ended URL-style symbolic naming scheme that includes a powerful pattern matching language to specify multiple recipients of a single message. We provide high resolution time tags and a mechanism for specifying groups of messages whose effects are to occur simultaneously. There is also a mechanism for dynamically querying an Open SoundControl system to find out its capabilities and documentation of its features.