[chuck-dev] Fwd: Oh no, I fixed it: log level bug.

Gary Scavone gary.scavone at mcgill.ca
Thu Oct 22 15:53:27 EDT 2009

Hi Kas,

RtAudio has had ASIO support since version 4.1, released in October  
2002.  I don't know why it hasn't been in use in Chuck.  As you say,  
it is the most stable choice in Windows and the only one that easily  
allows channel counts greater than 2.



On 22-Oct-09, at 3:45 PM, Kassen wrote:

> Hi Garry.
> The deprecated functions in RtAudio are a relatively easy fix.  I  
> will get around to it by December but I see no rush, as those  
> functions are still supported until at least the next major OS  
> release.  RtAudio from 2005 ... wow, that's many releases old!
> That would be good, as using the newer version or RtAudio would also  
> solve the lack of ASIO on Windows, right? I have been campaigning  
> for that for a long time now. Plain Windows audio drivers for  
> realtime instrumentalist applications are a exercise in masochism,  
> at least on XP.
> What is the problem with using the STK .h and .cpp files "as is" in  
> Chuck?
> Data-types.
> The STK lacks a concept of duration and so classes like Envelope in  
> the plain STK set duration-based member functions in float. In ChucK  
> we should clearly set duration in "dur". ChucK also changed the  
> range of some parameters away from MIDI-based ranges to a 0-1 range.  
> Also; we made some fixes to STK bugs that I'm not sure were send  
> upstream.
> I'm not sure what you mean by ChucK having added soundfile support  
> recently. I suppose it depends on what you call "recent", but I'm  
> sure it has been there since I have been around which is about since  
> the Dracula version. I don't think I can remember any significant  
> changes in that area over this period.
> Syncing might still be good, but IMHO not without taking care that  
> the way that ChucK uses the STK stays within this more ChucKist  
> perspective on UGen control.
> Yours,
> Kas.
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