[chuck-users] Wrapping ChucK

Andrew C. Smith acsmith at willamette.edu
Sat Oct 17 15:31:44 EDT 2009

Oh no, I can't believe I never thought of this. TAPESTREA totally uses
ChucK as a DSP engine for all sorts of stuff. That's basically what
I'm talking about, too. Thank you Internet.


On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Andrew C. Smith <acsmith at willamette.edu> wrote:
> Oh, that's a good thought too. That's sort of what I proposed for
> Scott, since he talked about an application.
> What I was thinking, though, would be more like a stand-alone
> synthesizer. So, (as an example--not what I'm working on) you could
> make a drum machine with controllable effects. ChucK would be the DSP
> engine for it, and it would make heavy use of public classes (and
> static functions within them) to act as buses for the effect
> parameters.
> Bonus points if you encapsulate the entire thing into a script, so
> that you run a script and it detects the next bus number--it both
> writes and chucks the file containing:
> public class BusX (where X = the next available bus number)
> {
> ... get/set static functions ...
> }
> You wouldn't need to differentiate between control and audio buses, as
> you can set sampling rates on your own. Audicle might actually be a
> relevant program to look into, partly because it's contained entirely
> in OpenGL. The issue (for me) is that all of that stuff was made in
> 2004-2006 and never updated, so there are loads of deprecated methods
> and frameworks or libraries that just aren't really used. For example,
> the mini uses RBSplitView which hasn't been updated since 10.3.9, and
> the "Palette" refers to something from (I think?) a much earlier
> version of Interface Builder. Someone correct me if you can open the
> .nib files with Xcode 3.2, though. I'll update whenever I get a
> running version of a ChucK DSP engine. Maybe it could be a tutorial.
> Andrew
> On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Joe McMahon <mcmahon at ibiblio.org> wrote:
>> On Oct 15, 2009, at 9:07 PM, Andrew C. Smith wrote:
>>> Has anyone tried to wrap ChucK into a standalone program? I'm thinking
>>> (at the very least) it could just be made to run simultaneously and
>>> communication could be made over OSC, but it would be cool to have the
>>> whole thing communicate through 8888, the port that the console
>>> communicates on. Basically, the mini is an effective wrapper, right?
>>> I'm just wondering if anyone has created anything simpler, like even
>>> just a program that outputs ChucK sounds when you click buttons or
>>> something. It would be really cool for games (or toys, not really
>>> games) that let users play around with sounds using an integrated
>>> graphical interface. Anyone try it?
>> I've done an Applescript program that computes a Long Now chime and then
>> plays it using ChucK. The interactivity is limited to setting the date and
>> then running ChucK as a shell command. Is that the kind of thing you meant?
>>  --- Joe M.
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